WHAT IS A MINDMAP? A mind map is a diagram used to organized words, ideas, and images, in a holistic, hierarchical form in order to gain fresh perspectives.✴Mind maps are used togenerate, visualize, structure,and classify ideas, and as anaid in study, organization,problem solving, and decision
WHAT IS BRAINSTORMING?A generative ﬂow state, in which the goal is touncritically jot down as many possible solutions to aproblem as possible.Quantity of ideas matters much more than quality ofideas.Richness over Rightness
MAPS VS LISTSRather than just making a list of numerous ideas during brainstorming, a mindmap mixes wordsand images in a loose andﬂexible process, that alsoallows one to glimpse the whole picture.
STUDENTS CAN EXPLORE THEADVANTAGES OF EACH TYPE OF MAPPING •Use anywhereMobile Device •Simple •Easy export to computer •More complex explorations Computer •Easily add images •Create Hyperlinked maps •Free and looseHand Drawn •All you need is a pencil •Sketch, or collage in images
MINDMAP HOW TO...1. Draw an oval, with a key term.2. Draw curving limbs radiating out from the oval.3. In block letters, write a single word ﬂowing along each limb.4. Bifurcation: Add smaller branches forking out from limbs.5. Use lots of color.
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A MINDMAP?Brainstorm efﬁciently.Discover patterns and relationshipsbetween ideas.Map a learning experience.Plan a presentation.Create a visual, hierarchical, holisticdocument with links to provide moredetail on demand.
FORCING EXPANSIVE THINKINGAdding blank nodes to a Mindmap establishes a quota of ideas for each branch of a subject.