Teacher’s Guide to Mind Mapping
Who is this book for?
This book is designed for anyone who teaches, whether it be in primary, secondary, tertiary, church or other environment. Some of the material is specific to school and university application, but most has general applicability.
Where did the information come from?
This book draws on the collective experience of Gideon King, founder and owner of NovaMind Software and more than 10 other Mind Mapping experts, as well as 16 research papers, multiple web sites and an online survey.
What is in the book?
Well you’re going to need to buy the book to find out the full information, and see all the example Mind Maps etc, but here are the chapter titles and the sections of the book, which should give you a clear picture of what is in the book. Also when you purchase the book, you receive access to an exclusive book owner’s forum with links to resources, example Mind Maps for you to download and use, and a place for you to share your thoughts with other book owners and the author.
Chapter 1 – Introduction to Mind Mapping
- How to use this book
- What is Mind Mapping?
- Learning Styles
- Origins of Mind Mapping
- How Mind Mapping works
- Who uses Mind Mapping?
- Mind Mapping vs Concept Mapping
Chapter 2 – Educational Applications of Mind Mapping
- Math & Science
- Other subjects
- Learning Intelligences
- Four Resources Model
- Code Breaking
- Text Participating
- Text Using
- Text Analysing
- Productive Pedagogies
- Recognition of difference
- Intellectual quality
- Supportive classroom environment
- ICT – Classroom and Professional Requirements
- Educational hyperscapes
- Problem Solving
Chapter 3 – Pre-Classroom Uses
- Lesson plans
- In service
- Course planning
- Assignment Planning (by teachers)
- Summaries and Reviews of Media
- How to present from a Mind Map
- Other uses
Chapter 4 – Mind Mapping in the Classroom
- Advanced organiser
- Case studies and Research
- Students with Learning Disabilities
- Asynchronous learning networks
- Tips for using Mind Mapping in the classroom
- Conversation Maps
- Living documents
- Taking Notes
- Assignment Planning (by students)
- Exam preparation
- Subject and Career planning
- How to mark Mind Maps
Chapter 5 – Constructing Mind Maps
- How do I create a Mind Map?
- Mind Mapping by hand
- Group Mind Mapping
- Mind Mapping using Software
- Hand-Drawn Mind Maps versus Mind Mapping Software
- How to choose the right Mind Mapping software for you
Chapter 6 – Professional Development
- What is Professional Development?
- Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
- Career and Professional Development Planning
- Books and Articles
- Attending Seminars / Workgroups
- Professional Associations
Chapter 7 – Practical Examples and Ideas for the Classroom
- Creating Mind Maps
- Note-Taking Exercise – Spoken
- Note-Taking Exercise – Written
- Goal Setting Workshop
- Creative Writing Mind Maps
- Creating a Mind Mapped Lesson Plan
- Creating a Mind Mapped Handout
- Creating a Mind Mapped Assignment Sheet
Chapter 8 – Resources
- Common Mind Mapping Terms
- About the Author
- Mind Mapping Online Resources
- Mind Mapping Freeware
- Exclusive Book Owner’s Forum and Extra Resources