Gliffy and drop mind in teaching

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Gliffy and drop mind in teaching

  1. 1. Gliffy and DropMind in Teaching Presented by Ashley Gilnack
  2. 2. What is Gliffy? <ul><li>An online application that provides the tools necessary to create various types of diagrams, share and collaborate with others, and publish the finished product quickly and easily </li></ul><ul><li>Comparable to Inspiration </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Perks <ul><li>Create an endless variety of professional-looking diagrams, drawings, process flows, interfaces, and designs </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams can be uploaded to blogs and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>requires no software downloads and works across PC and Mac alike </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>All work can be saved </li></ul>
  4. 4. Uses of Gliffy in the Classroom <ul><li>Flowcharts </li></ul><ul><li>Character/story web </li></ul><ul><li>Compare/contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping </li></ul>
  5. 5. Choosy Teachers Choose Gliffy…
  6. 7. What is DropMind? <ul><li>A dynamic mind mapping software for visual thinking and organizing activities that provides a unique experience. This mind mapping tool increases productivity and saves time. It is useful for developing plans, improving communication and solving problems faster and easier. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Realize the true potential of your amazing mind!&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 8. What is Mind Mapping? <ul><li>Technique that allows you to capture the natural flow of ideas. </li></ul><ul><li>Popular brainstorming tool and learning technique of arranging ideas and their interconnections visually. </li></ul><ul><li>Used to create graphic linkages between a central concept or issue and other concepts or issues by memorable tree-like diagrams. </li></ul><ul><li>Create, capture, organize and communicate highly interactive visual representations of complex ideas, information and data </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Perks <ul><li>Multilanguage application </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English, Spanish, French, German, or Japanese. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>One-of-a-kind map layouts </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Chat feature </li></ul><ul><li>Free version (some features not included) </li></ul>
  9. 10. Uses of DropMind in the Classroom <ul><li>Note taking </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Studying and memorization </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Research and consolidating information from multiple sources </li></ul><ul><li>Presenting information </li></ul><ul><li>Gaining insight on complex subjects </li></ul>
  10. 11. Some Examples of DropMind
  11. 12. Who Can Use Gliffy and Dropmind? <ul><li>Parents </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Anybody! </li></ul>
  12. 13. Try It! <ul><li>Gliffy tutorial </li></ul><ul><li>Official Gliffy Website </li></ul><ul><li>Official DropMind Website </li></ul>
  13. 14. Lesson Plan <ul><li>Click here to view a lesson plan using Gliffy! </li></ul>
  14. 15. Resources <ul><li>Dropmind . (2010). Retrieved from http://dropmind.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Gliffy demo movie . (2007). [Web]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0UgI-FVIKo </li></ul><ul><li>Kohlhardt , C, & Dickson , C. (2010). Gliffy . Retrieved from http://www.gliffy.com </li></ul>

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