Concept Map Assignment – Pro Dev STEM, Fall 2012Part 1:Create an account on Mind Meister (or another visual program in consultation w/Melissa that can be shared easily with others). Mind Meister has a basic (free) accountthat allows you to create and share up to 3 mind maps.Create a mind map using the tools provided by Mind Meister - start with you in thecenter. Then branch out to all of the different categories of opportunities you want toconsider while at UF: research, internships, leadership, volunteer work, study abroad,summer programs, scholarships/awards, outside interests, work, etc.From there, you can start branching out into specifics IF you know them - what field ofresearch? What country for study abroad? What leadership positions? Eventually youwill start thinking about contacts, timeline, etc. and include those as links to yourspecifics. Your map should begin to look like a web.Once you have a comprehensive concept map, save it! Use the sharing feature togenerate a URL for your map. For Mind Meister, go to the Share icon at the bottom leftof the page. Publish. Check password protect -> choose a password unique to thisproject. Click Ok. Then copy the URL. You will then post your link and sharing passwordto the Concept Map Forum.Part 2:Review the mind map you created in Part 1. What new opportunities are youconsidering? Are there opportunities that were missing before? Are there opportunitiesyou are no longer considering? Revise your mind map to reflect these changes.Now its time to start getting specific. If you havent done so, start adding contacts foreach of your opportunities to your mind map - names, email addresses, phonenumbers, websites, etc.Also begin to prioritize these opportunities - although you dont have to do anythingspecific to your mind map regarding priorities at this point, you will note priorities in thenext iteration.Post a link to your revised concept map to the discussion forum for your peer group toreview.
Part 3:Review your concept map from Part 2 and revise as needed. Prioritize the opportunitieson your concept map and add goal semesters for participating in them. Make sure yourmap is as detailed as possible. Post a link to your final concept map to the discussionforum for your peer group to review.Contact: Melissa L. Johnson, Ph.D. email@example.com