Software Resources from the Presentation:
I am not endorsing anyone of these tools. I tend to use a wide-array of tools depending on the nature of the project. I appreciate the quick and simple tools for brainstorming purposes and the more complex packages for large collaborative projects.
Desktop based tools:
CMap Tools: Great foundation of useful research went into this. Highly recommended.
VUE (Visual Understanding Environment): Visualizing and connecting information. Nodes can include any media and links to outside materials (URLs).
MindNode: Simple, free mind-mapping software that exports maps to many different file formats.
Free Mind: Free java-based software.
Personal Brain: Dynamic and expensive 3-d software.
Inspiration: Includes a large database of images and good export functions
Web-based Collaborative Tools
Gliffy: We used this in our HIM 101 class. Very flexible and good for students new to the web.
Bubbl: Simple online concept mapping tool
MindMeister: This is like an online version of MindNode.
Webspiration: The online version of the Inspiration package – good collaborative tool.
Diagrammr: Create and share diagrams by writing sentences.
Articles and Research from the Presentation:
BrickaLorenz, Allison. (2008) “Concept Maps: Learning made visible.” Presentation. Center for Teaching. University of Iowa.
“New” Resources (new to me!)
Compendium: Software and documented methodology. Very much worth exploring.
- Inspiration Software releases impressive web mapping beta (mindmappingsoftwareblog.com)
- How I Mind Map (brettterpstra.com)
- FREE Mind Mapping APPS (educationalappsforall.wordpress.com)
- 3D Printing the San Francisco Sewers (instructables.com)