Concept Maps:
From Pencil to Virtual World

     By Geoffrey Cain, M.S.
     Instructional Designer
     Tacoma Community ...
What are concept maps and
brainstorming?
About Brainstorming
  Rules
  •   Set a Time Limit
  •   Suspend Judgment
  •   Wild is Good
  •   Quantity, not Quality
 ...
Roots of Concept Maps
History of Visual Thinking
Porphyry of Tyros
History of Visual Thinking   (cont.)
Cross Cultural
Why Use Concept Maps?


                         Why?




                  Discover
       Capture
                  Prev...
Different Types of Concept Maps
  •   Continuums
  •   Clustering
  •   Fishbone Maps   Communication
  •   Cycle Maps
  •...
Continuums



   First
             Second   Third
   Thing
Clustering

                       Clustering




          Flowcharts                Hierarchy




     Spider       Syst...
Fishbone Maps




                Result
   Cause
Cycle Maps



       Review         Read




             Revise
Venn Diagrams



                ?
                list
                       Aquatic
      Mammals
Shape Charts



                         Multimodal




                         Online
                         Course


...
Technology of Concept Maps
 • Pencil & Paper
     ▫ Notebooks
     ▫ Large sheets
 •   Chalk or Whiteboard
 •   Overhead P...
Paper & Pencil
Chalk or White Board
Overhead Projector
Software
Software (cont.)
Collaborative
Three Dimensions
Second Life
Software
FreeMind
http://freemind.sourceforge.net/
Free java-based software.

MindNode                             Web-Bas...
Resources
 Concept Maps: An Introduction to Concept Maps (n.d.)
   http://classes.aces.uiuc.edu/ACES100/Mind/CMap.html
 Fr...
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This is my presentation for the Pacific Northwest Teaching and Learning Conference in Wenatchee, WA, May 8th, 2009.

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Concept Maps: From Pencil to Virtual World

  1. 1. Concept Maps: From Pencil to Virtual World By Geoffrey Cain, M.S. Instructional Designer Tacoma Community College
  2. 2. What are concept maps and brainstorming?
  3. 3. About Brainstorming Rules • Set a Time Limit • Suspend Judgment • Wild is Good • Quantity, not Quality • Everyone Participates • Invent and Recycle • Record Everything • Sort Later
  4. 4. Roots of Concept Maps
  5. 5. History of Visual Thinking
  6. 6. Porphyry of Tyros
  7. 7. History of Visual Thinking (cont.)
  8. 8. Cross Cultural
  9. 9. Why Use Concept Maps? Why? Discover Capture Previous ? ? Ideas Knowledge
  10. 10. Different Types of Concept Maps • Continuums • Clustering • Fishbone Maps Communication • Cycle Maps • Venn Diagrams • Shape Charts Sharing
  11. 11. Continuums First Second Third Thing
  12. 12. Clustering Clustering Flowcharts Hierarchy Spider Systems Org Chart
  13. 13. Fishbone Maps Result Cause
  14. 14. Cycle Maps Review Read Revise
  15. 15. Venn Diagrams ? list Aquatic Mammals
  16. 16. Shape Charts Multimodal Online Course Student- Interactive Centered
  17. 17. Technology of Concept Maps • Pencil & Paper ▫ Notebooks ▫ Large sheets • Chalk or Whiteboard • Overhead Projector • Software • Collaborative Software • 3-d Concept Maps
  18. 18. Paper & Pencil
  19. 19. Chalk or White Board
  20. 20. Overhead Projector
  21. 21. Software
  22. 22. Software (cont.)
  23. 23. Collaborative
  24. 24. Three Dimensions
  25. 25. Second Life
  26. 26. Software FreeMind http://freemind.sourceforge.net/ Free java-based software. MindNode Web-Based Collaborative http://mindnode.com Simple, free mind-mapping software Gliffy that exports to many file formats. http://www.gliffy.com Used in HIM101 class. Very flexible. Cmap Tools http://cmap.ihmc.us/ Bubbl Emphasizes labeled linking. http://www.bubbl.us/ Personal Brain MindMeister http://www.thebrain.com/ http://www.mindmeister.com This is like an online version of Dynamic 3-d software. $$ MindNode. Inspiration Webspiration http://www.inspiration.com http://www.mywebspiration.com Includes large image database. $ An online version of Inspiration.
  27. 27. Resources Concept Maps: An Introduction to Concept Maps (n.d.) http://classes.aces.uiuc.edu/ACES100/Mind/CMap.html Frey, Chuck (2008) The Mind Mapping Software Weblog. News, trends and tips to help you be more productive with visual mapping technology. http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jmargeru/conceptmap/types.htm Margum-Leys, Jon (1999) “Types of Maps” Concept Mapping as a Prewriting Activity: A Presentation for MACUL 99. http://www- personal.umich.edu/~jmargeru/conceptmap/types.htm “Memories Are Made of This” (2008) PsyBlog: Understand Your Mind. http://www.spring.org.uk/2008/10/memories-are-made-of-this.php Novak, Joseph D. &Canas, Alberto J. The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them. (2006). Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. http://web.archive.org/web/20060524112734/cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/ ResearchPapers/TheoryCmaps/TheoryUnderlyingConceptMaps.htm Research Publications (n.d.) Cmap Tools Publications. Selected list and links to papers. http://cmap.ihmc.us/Publications/

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