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Launching ‘Raptivity Evolve’ A Collaborative Initiative by Raptivity
Using Mind Map in Learning Joe Ganci firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Mind Map?• A mind map is a diagram used to represent: – Words – Ideas – Tasks – Or other items linked to and arranged around a central theme.• In a Mind Map, information is structured in a way that resembles closely how the brain actually works.• Tony Buzan states, ““…the ultimate organizational thinking tool –the Swiss army knife of the brain! (Tony Buzan, “the ultimate book of mind maps”, pg. 6) Source: Wikipedia
Let’s Try an Experiment!• I will now give you 15 words.• Do NOT write the words down. Just listen.• When I finish saying the words, I’ll ask you to write down as many as you can remember.• Then we’ll get to the fun part!
What Happened?• We often can’t trust our own brains!• Memories are not always real.• Has this ever happened to you?• Mind maps help us organize our thoughts in ways that make sense.
How Does Our Brain Work? • Cave Drawings • Tree Brains. Branches = Dendrites • Maps = Guides
Why Should Instructional Designers CareAbout Mind Maps? • Helps you to think visually • Create better learning experiences • Chunk up information • Plan and Analyze
Some Additional Benefits of Mind Maps• Ease of use• Focus• Time saved (50 –95%) using key words• Increased Retention and Recall• More creativity• Selling ideas more easily as it helps people to visualize• Brain more alert and receptive, likes visual• Large volumes of information on one page
The Mind Map Technique• Central idea: • Now put any words that occur to you – What word best describes on smaller branches attached to the your main topic? Put it in the appropriate main branch. middle of the page.• Main branches: • If you need to, just put them in empty – Start branching from the space and attach them later by central object preferably with drawing lines. a color to each branch – Each branch represents association to the central idea • Now put any images that occur to you on or near the smaller branches – Make 4 or 5 main branches attached to the central attached to the appropriate main idea, each with a word and/or branch. an image that best describes a main idea – Emphasize important keywords
Tips and Tricks for Creating Mind Map• Use keywords• Use images and Color• Be clear• Use arrows to link ideas• Review your mind map…later
Teaching with Mind MapsLet learners… – Brainstorm – Identify problems and solutions – Record and take notes – Evaluate learning outcomes
Learning with Mind MapsLearners… – Remember Better with Visual Cues – Are Better Able to Chunk Information – Can Identify Triggers
Benefits of Mind Maps in Learning Stimulates reflection (recall) Supports Assists in problem Planning solving skills Mind Mapping Is highly Boosts interactive creativity Enhances effective presentations
Bunch of Mind Map Tools!Tools FeaturesFreeMind Free and Supports Windows, Linux, MacXmind Free and Supports Windows, Linux, MacBubbl.us Free online applicationMindMeister Collaborative online mind mapping with subscription plansNovamind Windows / MaciThoughts iPad / iPhone / iPod TouchiMindMap Official software from Tony Buzan
Who Qualifies? ‘Raptivity Evolve’ is for Premium Raptivity Customers. Basic Requirement - • Raptivity Essential & • Active Raptivity support plan If you don’t yet qualify, or not sure if you do, write to us! email@example.com
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Training Services Details4-hour Training session covers:• Instructional significance and benefits of interactivity in eLearning• Introduction to Raptivity, Raptivity packs, and their use• Tips & Tricks• Integration with other tools
Training Services DetailsSign up for a Raptivity Training Workshop!Date: July 10th, 2012Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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