Sunday, December 4, 2011

Brain With 200 Legs

1. [for Tuesday 12.6] Read the definition of mindmap in the screenshot below:


mindmap defined -





2. [for Tuesday 12.6] Familiarize yourself with CMAP and download the mindmap program

3. [for Tuesday 12.6] Determine how we can all contribute to the mindmap. If you don't see a way: 1) ask partner/colleagues for help, and/or 2) find, evaluate and propose a free mindmap platform that allows us all to collaborate.

4. [for Tuesday 12.6] Find at least two mindmaps you think are good enough to be models for us all to consider. Cut/paste links to them so we can see what you see. After you list the links, so that we know what to look for, briefly describe what these maps do well and what they could improve.

5. [For Friday 12.9] Skim this interview with author William Gibson. Look for words, ideas and allusions that you don't recognize and/or you'd like to know more about.

6. On Saturday [12.10], at a time we all agree on in class, we will begin working together as fast as we can to populate the mind map. We will have a maximum of 24 hours to complete the mission. We can finish before then if someone who's keeping track calls for a review and we discover that we've covered everything. In fact, now that I think about it, we should probably create some sort of strategic plan before we start-- this way we can decide things like whether we should start in sections, or in different places, or whether we should have specific roles (as in the neo-legendary literature circles of sophomore year).

75 comments:

  1. I believe that this mindmap software will help us see what our other class mates are thinking at a certain point in time and how they will respond to an idea once someone proposes one
    1)http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Screenshots
    2)http://www.mindmaple.com/
    These two softwares were the first softwares that popped up, they are only trials but I feel that they are highly more effective than the one that was presented in class

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  2. 1) I think that by useing a mindmap we can further develop our 200 leg brain. We will be able to see eachothers thoughts, ideas, and opinions in real time. We will also be able to connect and relate our topics of discussion and form new ones as they come to mind through our current discussions.


    2)http://www.mindmeister.com/

    A.J. Franklin
    Period 2

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  3. A mind map allows us to create a network of imaginative ideas and join a cyberspace-like community that enhances our thinking, collaborating into one tree of thoughts. Wow, that sentence was lengthy. Anyway, I believe people contribute to a mind map without actually ‘thinking’ about contributing. We all share and mingle ideas with one another that it’s automatic. A successful mind map would be made of easy ingredients—people’s ideas and willingness to contribute.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm
    This website allows us to make Mind Maps of our own for multipurpose uses.

    http://members.optusnet.com.au/~charles57/Creative/Mindmap/
    A visual aid will be nice for this website.

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  4. I believe that by using mind maps we can further understand the different perspectives of learning and identifying things by each individual.

    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1064009710027_969170544_27107/CmapTools%20-%20Annotate.cmap

    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1187732614870_1887131967_24591/3rd%20Concept%20Mapping%20Conference.cmap

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  5. A mind map allows us to share more than just ideas. We can do that on a blog. A mind map instead allows a clearer way to connect ideas, and see other thought processes than our own. We chains of thought, and are presented with new approaches that we may not have seen without the ability to connect ideas through a visual representation. This allows everyone to see how others think, which is rare. Everyone connects information differently. A mind map would enable people to understand conclusions, and understand the methods and processes used to reach the understanding that others who have collaborated may have.




    http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php
    (easier way to collaborate)
    http://www.xmind.net/
    (the full version isn't free.)

    4th period

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  6. 1) The mind map is an opportunity for our senior AP English classes to not only connect ideas together piece by piece, but contribute our own individual research/knowledge. It provides almost like a complete database of understand for whatever topic we are discussing or reviewing. It will help our 200 legged brain grow and develop intellectually with the help of visual and virtual examples/definitions.

    2) Here are two image examples of what other people use mind maps for:

    - http://www.mindomo.com/mindmap/invertebrate-phylogenetic-tree-a37a71ef7afc4a46bba1368b63665fa3

    -http://www.mindmeister.com/14250024/7-mind-mapping-examples-in-1-map

    -Kelly Brickey, Period 3

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  7. I believe that the mindmap will increase our understanding of our topics of discussion because we will not only see the conclusions students come up with, but also their cognitive process of reaching said conclusions. The ability to see the steps taken to reach the ideas proposed will allow us as a whole to a better understanding of each others thinking.

    http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/mindmap.php
    (I don't think this one does a good job at communication. Im really not sure what is happening)

    http://www.novamind.com/gallery/
    (This one shows a variety of examples, all of which I believe are more useful than the other one)

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  8. 1. I think that the use of "mindmaps" will dramatically alter our expression on what we learn in class. The opportunity to have people walk on the same thought path as us, is now available to us. I think these tools transcend anything we have ever thought possible in a class.

    2. http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/mindmap.php

    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1187732614870_1887131967_24591/3rd%20Concept%20Mapping%20Conference.cmap

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  9. Mind maps help us because we aren't isolated with our thinking, but we have the thoughts of many others that furthers our understanding and what we take awaay from this.
    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm
    This site lets us create our own maps for whatever we want.
    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Screenshots
    This site just seems more effective to me.
    Tyler Stewart Period 3

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  10. Daniel Gonzalez Per.2December 5, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    1.Mind mapping can help us compare our thought process with other students and further our understanding with illustrations as well as remembering complex things that you couldn't before.

    2.I found this real time collaborative mind mapping site.

    https://cacoo.com/


    this mind map successfully defines and explains mind mapping. (:

    http://blog.iqmatrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/How-to-Mind-Map-2000px.jpg

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  11. The mindmaps will help all of us expand on various topics, I think. Usually schoolwork is isolated work unless it's a group project, but with these mindmaps we will all be able to contribute our many ideas. Not only will we be able to contribute multiple ideas and thoughts, but we will be able to efficiently connect them together to form A WEB OF KNOWLEDGE....

    http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php
    (Really good to work with each other with this one...)
    http://www.thinkbuzan.com/us/?utm_nooverride=1&gclid=CICWifGj7KwCFWvptgodAmgwKg
    (Really nice visuals...)

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  12. The mind maps will allow us to see how each other think. They will also let us expand our knowledge by letting us pull information from other people's knowledge. Like Cody Kiniry said in an earlier post it efficiently creates "a web of knowledge."

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm
    This site is good because it has many examples and even a tutorial of sorts.

    http://mappio.com/
    This site also has tons of mind map examples to look at.

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  13. Mind maps allow us to see how other people think and enable us to connect with them on a deeper level. We can even create our own based off of a number of others and create an essentially "new" mindmap.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples/business.htm
    This site is good because it gives different examples.

    http://www.mindmappingstrategies.com/mind-maps.aspx
    This site is good because it shows you strategies you can use for your basic mindmap.

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  14. I'm reading Neuromancer right now... Which mind map do we contribute to??
    Also, I really liked this quote from the interview...
    "I wanted to make room for antiheroes."

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  15. The mindmap software will help us share more than just our ideas and thoughts. Mindmaps actually connect our ideas with, for example our classmates ideas. This allows all of us to share our ideas. A mindmap will help us understand the answers to other things.

    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm (examples of mindmaps)

    http://www.mindmeister.com/ ( free trial mindmap)

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  16. Using mind maps will only enhance our learning. Listening to different perspectives form our colleagues will only benefit and influence out thinking.

    Some of the websites I found were:
    1. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

    2.http://www.usingmindmaps.com/

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  17. 1. I think that with the use of mindmaps we will further be able to develop our 200 leg brain, view other people's thoughts, and personal opinions. All these opportunities that never were thought possible, are now available to us.


    2. http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm

    http://www.mindmeister.com/14250024/7-mind-mapping-examples-in-1-map


    Adriana Zamudio
    Fourth Period

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  18. I think that mindmaps will help us all expand on thoughts/ideas we have already started on our own. Mindmaps put together different ways of learning into one which helps everyone find a way to take away things from them. I personally want the mindmap to help me better understand articles we read in class. I'm looking forward to how tomorrow's in class mindmap will develop. The mindmap will only expand if people are willing to contribute ideas, definitions or research results. I'm sure that with time minmaps will allow many of us to start developing them in our heads instantly when learning new things.

    http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php
    -Very colorful and easy to read bubbles and fonts plus organized

    https://www.mindmeister.com/pricing
    -only a trial but it's fairly cheap and it can be used on mobile devices as well

    http://www.thebrain.com/c/personalbrain/?c=32
    -great! Nice visuals, free download, and has a video to show how simple it is to use before you download it

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  19. Cody, we are going to create a mindmap in class tomorrow. I'm sure that's what he meant. So save your ideas for tomorrow's in class discussion (:

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  20. With use of mindmap, we can share our ideas. We can see what other people are thinking.

    https://bubbl.us/

    http://www.edrawsoft.com/

    Yun Joo Lee
    Period 6

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  21. I think mindmaps will help us show our process of thinking and will be a good way to see other peoples ideas and how they got there. It will help us collaborate our knowledge on any type of subject.

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  22. Mindmaps are really helpful to today's society because it gives us a chance to see other people's ideas, and connect them with our own. It is like having a blog but instead of just sharing our own ideas, we can see other people's thoughts and inputs as well. It gives us an opportunity to build on a foundation we already have, and see what other people have to say about our thoughts.


    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm

    http://litemind.com/what-is-mind-mapping/

    Kaley Jorgensen
    Period: 2

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  23. 1. I think mind mapping will help us learn more efficiently by enabling us to expand our thinking techniques, the way we record/keep track of information, and improve our problem solving in many areas. It has been said: “By using Mind Maps, you can quickly identify and understand the structure of a subject. You can see the way that pieces of information fit together, as well as recording the raw facts contained in normal notes. More than this, Mind Maps help you remember information, as they hold it in a format that your mind finds easy to recall and quick to review.”

    2.http://techknowtools.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/mindmap_2.jpg
    http://media.learningfundamentals.com.au/combating-global-warming-map.jpg
    (In both of these examples, they are well-organized, multicolored, and have good visual displays but could use more elaboration and explaining of their main points.)
    http://www.navtaassociates.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/feature-81-mind-map.gif
    (This example seems to have good ideas but could be a bit more organized and have more of a visual and colorful display.)

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  24. Mind Maps will open up our minds to be shared with others. Because we all have the same assignments, we will be able to share our thoughts. I can imagine Mind Mapping being a very helpful resource while brainstorming for an essay. Instead of having to connect ideas ourselves, we can all brainstorm as a class and develop even deeper and complex ideas, instead of just scratching the surface ourselves.

    Bubbl.us. – The website and signup is really clean and looks easy to use. Plus it is colorful.
    http://www.conceptdraw.com/products/what-is-conceptdraw-mindmap - This does not look as easy as the link above it, but it does look effective and like it has more tools.

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  25. I think that mind mapping is a really interesting concept and I'm looking forward to seeing it work in our class. I love the idea of taking screen shots of the map so that we can see it grow as the information accumulates. I think it really brings together what our online work has been about: making use of all of our resources and coming together to learn more.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/_images/_Images/EXAMPLES/EDUCATION/Arts-and-Music/Art/The_Qualities_of_Leonardo_da_Vinci_Mind_Map_by_Paul_Foreman.jpg
    This one has little doodles and is a bit too artsy for what we are doing in class but looks nice.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TTFMD1MiyaQ/TKr7F0Q8jiI/AAAAAAAAAF8/CrcRPvU9QgY/s1600/Capture.jpg
    The color coding on this one is really helpful and easy to follow.

    Candace Rickman
    Period 3

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  26. Mind maps will help us develop ideas together. By being able to see others thoughts and ideas we will be able to develop stronger, well rounded ideas. Mind maps will also help the process of collaboration.

    http://www.mindnode.com/
    (This site has many good features, but is only available for mac operating systems.)
    http://sciplore.org/software/sciplore_mindmapping/
    (This website gives a pretty good tutorial, and seems relatively easy to follow.)

    Kelli Carrillo p.3

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  27. Mind maps help us use other peoples ideas to benefit further thought. also they can help sprout peoples ideas by giving someone a certain thought and letting their brain develop an idea. Also it will help people to use collaborative thinking to most benefit the group.

    http://www.edrawsoft.com/images/MindMap/edrawmindmap.pngt
    -This mind map is helpful it gives color to separate the different ideas. Also the pictures in the bottom left are helpful.

    http://www.edrawsoft.com/images/MindMap/risk%20management%20full.png
    -This is a good mind map, but for some people new to them might think it is a little confusing so describing each idea a little more would help.


    Max Kuhlman
    Period 2

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  28. Mind maps are a way to share ideas as well as inspire others who had similar notions. The mind maps will allow us to collaborate in a way where all our brains are literally connected together on a particular subject.

    http://www.mindmaps.moonfruit.com/#/how-i-drew-my-mind-maps/4532047882

    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

    And as a side note. I experimented with the mind mapping software that I downloaded off of Dr. Preston's link and I am already a third of the way through creating a workable idea I have had for some time now. I only stopped because of the vocab final tommorrow. Dr. Preston, I must admit this is truly an awesome piece of software you introduced to us.

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  29. Mind maps are a door to a completely different world where sharing ideas isn't considered cheating. On the contrary, as we create these Mind Maps we are breaking down all these walls and letting in information in order to understand mundane concepts.

    http://www.johnclapp.com/artw_pages/sketch_pages/sketch_eyeworks.html
    This mind map is thoroughly made and very attractive to the eye.

    http://www.johnclapp.com/artw_pages/sketch_pages/sketch_morrison.html
    Some mind maps may be more visual then literate. This isn't exactly a negative concept, more than anything it allows you to use your head much more.

    Annais Acosta
    period: 6

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  30. I really like the idea of these mind maps. It will make sharing ideas so much easier compared to how it's done now. (Only through our blogs which are all individually ours.) This will provide what I think is some much needed unity when it comes to expressing and sharing ideas.


    http://www.thebrain.com/c/personalbrain/?c=67

    Seems to very well thought out in a professional sense and it looks like it's really easy to use

    https://bubbl.us/

    This one seems like a very basic idea of what we're looking at. Not much to it but i think it could serve as a great practice tool for those of us who aren't so technologically advanced. *cough* Me... *cough* :P

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  31. I feel by using mindmaps, our ideas will strengthen from the other ideas that others may have. When seeing other thoughts, there will be an opportunity to work and collaborate in groups. They also show the process of how people think.

    http://tickledbylife.com/index.php/my-journey-with-mind-maps/

    http://www.thinkbuzan.com/uk/support/mindmapgallery

    Hunter Walker
    Period 3

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  32. I think by using mind maps, it would be beneficial because it would help us to further understand our peers perspectives and other topics. We would be learning other things that wasn't visible to us earlier.

    2.http://www.usingmindmaps.com/
    http://www.mindmeister.com/
    Miranda Perez 3rd period

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  33. A mind map allows individuals to share ideas on a particular subject while in the process helping us answer the question. Having a mind map allows us to have an overview of the many ideas we create.
    1)http://blog.iqmatrix.com/mind-map/how-to-mind-map-a-beginners-guide
    2)http://www.study-habits.com/how-to-mind-map

    Both of this mind maps caught my attention simply for the fact that they focus on school, Primarily the second link because it focuses on study habits.

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  34. Using this mind map will not only help us to share all of our thoughts but help us to do it in an organized manner, with more emphasis on the organizational aspect of this. By sharing our thoughts with others, we are gaining new perspectives and ideas.

    http://web20guru.wikispaces.com/Web+2.0+Resources

    http://www.spiderscribe.net/

    http://my.origramy.com/index.html?diagram=82

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  35. Normally all you see from someones mind is the end result of their thinking, this is interesting because it can be an opportunity to see what comes before. It people do their stuff, then it will be fantastical.

    http://web.mit.edu/thsjr711/www/Mind%20Mapping%20Introduction%20Speller%202008.pdf Seems too intimidating at first, because there is a lot happening.

    http://www.imindmap.com/education/examples.aspx Some of the detailing on the branching in these examples feels unnecessary and detracts from its quality.

    Drew King P.3

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  36. Mind mapping is a really interesting concept. It will further our understandings of others’ perspective and let us share ideas. It will also help us better understand things which we have difficulty with.

    1) http://www.mindmaps.moonfruit.com/#
    2) http://www.mindmapart.com/

    Lupe Perez Per. 3

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  37. Mind maps will help everyone in their understanding of taught concepts, because they create a condensed version of certain materials. They are easy to follow and create, and seem like they will prove to be extremely useful throughout the rest of the year.

    The following websites show how to use/create mind maps:
    https://bubbl.us/
    http://freenuts.com/top-10-free-online-mind-mapping-tools/

    Arianna Farmer
    Period 2

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  38. Mind maps will help us understand things with the help from other people!

    https://cacoo.com/

    http://www.scoop.it/t/communication-tomorrow

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  39. I think that mindmap will help us understand more than just the basics of a topic. With mind maps we will be able to have not just our own thoughts, but other students in AP English.
    http://www.edrawsoft.com/freemind.php
    http://www.mindmeister.com/
    Chelsey Soriano Period 3

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  40. Mind maps seem like a great idea. I think it is a better way to take note of something because the layout is more in the way we think. The connections on mind map make a lot more sense than the connections of a normal 'header and list' format. It's also a good collaboration tool. http://www.mindnode.com/
    http://www.spiderscribe.net/

    Katie Enstad
    per. 2

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  41. Mind maps are great for furthering understanding.

    http://mappio.com/
    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1187732614870_1887131967_24591/3rd%20Concept%20Mapping%20Conference.cmap

    Dannielle Edwards, 4th.

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  42. Mind maps can help studnets organize and compare their thoughts and help further our knowledge. This will help avoid the casuistry and delve into deeper thoughts.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples/business.htm

    http://mappio.com/


    Dania Hatamleh, P4

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  43. Great organization and connection.

    http://www.spicynodes.org/welcome-mindmaps.html?gclid=CIvb99_j7KwCFQg1hwodUUbVNA free and web based.

    http://www.thebrain.com/c/personalbrain/?c=32 free

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  44. Mind maps can help organize the thoughts we have and help everyone else understand.

    http://www.mindmeister.com/14250024/7-mind-mapping-examples-in-1-map


    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples/business.htm

    Period 3
    Briana Derr

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  45. Contributing to the mind map will be simple:
    In order for a mind map to be effective and successful, everyone must give their full attention to the particular topic at hand. To progress in any thought or idea, people are required to take it seriously and supply input for its improvement.

    Here are links for two different mind map examples:

    1)http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/_images/_Images/EXAMPLES/EDUCATION/Engineering-and-Information-Technology/Information-Technology/ict_in_science_JAMES_BIRNEY.jpg

    I noticed that this mind map is effective and powerful in its points and information. However, I believe that more questions (sub-categories) should be used to make it easier for the audience to follow. Instead of using "How to plan for progression...?" as one question for four different points, the author should use four different questions for the four points.

    2)http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/_images/_Images/EXAMPLES/EDUCATION/Language/English-Literature/William-Shakespeare-Life-handdrawn-unknown.jpg

    This mind map instantly sent me a juvenile message. Although it was written in an elementary fashion, it does have strong points. For example, the use of multiple colors for each sub-category is effective and helps one distinguish their thoughts. However, I believe that the sub-categories should be more in depth instead of being so broad to where it doesn't help the audience understand and connect to the material.

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  46. I think that by using the mind maps we can both plan and process ideas that we believe are capable of success. The usage of the mind maps will help have the corporation of many brains (us the students) into one thought process.

    http://www.imindmap.com/download/

    http://www.peterrussell.com/MindMaps/mindmap.php

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  47. The mind map provides us with an opportunity to share the knowledge of 200 brains in one area and connect our ideas. It gives us a collaborating working group which I think will enhance our learning. Not only our we relying on what we know ourselves, but now we can incorporate the ideas of others to help build on the foundation.

    http://members.optusnet.com.au/charles57/Creative/Mindmap/

    http://www.mindmappingstrategies.com/mind-maps.aspx

    Nicole Anderson
    Period 2

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  48. We can contribute to the mind map by sharing our ideas, and gaining new ones from others as well. It will allow us to give structure to our ideas and see how they all fit together.

    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm

    Cayla Salazar Period 2

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  49. Mind maps will provide us with the opportunity to increase our current level of thinking and allow us to compare our own personal thought processes to others style and organization of their thinking. It will also supply you with a better understanding on topics that you may have previously questioned. This will ultimately be another tool that will help us now and in the future.

    http://www.study-habits.com/how-to-mind-map
    http://www.edrawsoft.com/

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  50. 1. We can all contribute to the mind map by constantly talking to one another and adding in more and more of our ideas. Because two minds are better than one, so 130+ must be extremely superior. Suddenly, we don't have to base everything on the knowledge we percieve to be true, we can see it from all sides.

    2. http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm (This one is a good instructional site)
    http://www.mindmeister.com/ (Here's where you jump right into it)

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  51. By using a mind map it gives us the resource of everyones research and thoughts all in one setting. Instead of doing our own personal searches we have access to how a 100 people search and what they find compelling that maybe wouldn't have caught our eye. If you are a close minded person then I don't think the mind map will be helpful because you have to be accepting and open-MINDED to things you normally would have passed over in your research.

    mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm

    www.matchware.com/MindMap

    www.mindjet.com/mind-mapping

    litemind.com/what-is-mind-mapping/

    Jojo Relyea
    Period 3

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  52. Mind maps help us share ideas, make connections between them, and organize them so they're easy to understand.

    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1064009710027_1649786178_27103/CmapTools%20-%20Discussion%20Threads.cmap



    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1064009710027_1421983319_27104/CmapTools%20-%20Knowledge%20Models.cmap

    Marissa Tajalle
    P2

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  53. Mind maps are a new advance in collaborative working. There a resource for people to not only share their ides, but also see other's ideas and get feed back. I think this process will be incredibly successful and really change the way we collaborate.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples.htm
    www.matchware.com/MindMap

    Briana Stinn
    Period 3

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  54. Mind Map can allow us to all contribute to a network we can build filled with knowledge that is beneficial to all. It can create a virtual library of common thoughts.

    http://cmapskm.ihmc.us/rid=1064009710027_1421983319_27104/CmapTools%20-%20Knowledge%20Models.cmap

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  55. http://www.mindmaple.com/

    Carlos Cruz Per. 3

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  56. I was absent, so this is all very confusing to me; but for the sake of commenting, I shall comment. A mind map seems to be some sort of advanced networking system/giant homework party. Rock on.
    And I'm inferring we post what links we find about mind maps.
    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm
    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

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  57. A Mindmap is something that can interconnect many people on a technological level. They are a new type of networking, a library of information that a mass of people can use.


    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm
    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/

    Laura Wong
    Period 2

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  58. I think a mindmap is a great resource because it includes many others' ideas and you can see things that maybe you would have missed if it was just you researching. Everyone can contribute to the topic and the best answers will be found.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/mind-maps-examples/business.htm

    Matthew Giddings p.3

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  59. The mind map will help because it helps us strengthen our own thoughts by seeing others. The more you know about the way other people think, the more you know about about the way you think yourself.

    www.matchware.com/MindMap

    www.mindjet.com/mind-mapping

    Nathan Seidenberg
    P. 3

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  60. I think mind mapping is going to be a great resource for this class and future references. It is going to connect us on a much higher level of thinking. It's goin to strengthen ideas for all of us building greater reason.

    Http://www.mind/mapping.co.uk/mind-maps/maps/examples/business.htm

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  61. Mind maps are way to organize important thoughts. They help people technologically connect ideas with eachother over vast distances. These things we call mind maps help people better understand different ideas that come up with in everyday life.


    Mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm

    Http://www.imindmap.com/download/

    Http://www.mindmapart.com

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  62. Mind maps allow students and other persons to connect with one another and create a better understanding of an idea. It also allows people to see things in another light.

    Www.matchware.com/MindMap
    Www.study-habits.com/how-to-mind-map

    Ryan McGinley
    P.6

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  63. Mind maps allow people to visually share their ideas and show how they came up with them. Mind maps allow for others to follow a thought process and add on to it as they think. Mind maps make it possible for people to think in a way they never would otherwise and open their minds to new ideas. Our class can use mind maps in order to share our findings and ideas on different topics so others can see the way we develop our thoughts.

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThmXmQM6jlMd9VK9j_3SDmqP2AJKAzKWO3j817okI7hd0V8P5hzw
    (super man in the middle. Could make thoughts clearer)

    http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTnAldsFiUdfoPvNkrywQfknGVTHAyGZPkPjTJx9NJOtFJf8h-g2w
    (says "mind map" with a brain in the middle. Could make map more organized)

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  64. The mind map will allow everybody to see what other people are thinking about, when they are searching for an answer. It also allows people to see things from a different perspective.

    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/
    shows helpful examples and gives advice

    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

    Mitchell Edmondson P4

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  65. Mind maps let us see each others thought process and provide a collaborative environment for our class. They will allow us to better visualize our ideas and understand each others perspectives. I think everyone will find this experience beneficial.
    Here are two popular mind map websites. They both are free, simple, and easy to use.

    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


    http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm

    Patrick Fraire
    Period 3

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  66. Mindmaps give us all the opportunity to connect ideas with other colleagues. They also allow us to become open minded about other ideas and then later view them with a different perspective.

    http://www.mindmappingstrategies.com/mind-maps.aspx

    http://www.mindmeister.com/14250024/7-mind-mapping-examples-in-1-map

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  67. Like the concept of Brain with 200 Legs, mindmaps allows people to see each others' thinking process and how they came about to their decisions. This is a win-win situation for everyone who is contributing to it and it will definitely enhance our current knowledge.

    1) http://www.edrawsoft.com/MindMap-Examples.php

    2) http://jobmob.co.il/blog/cv-mind-map- examples/

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  68. Here is mindmap that allows online public collaboration.

    http://www.wisemapping.com/c/home.htm

    In order for us all, 97 people, to collaborate on this project we clearly need a platform that provides such collaboration and with enough ease for us all to easily grasp and effectively use. Some experimentation will be required.

    http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

    Here are the pro's and con's:
    "Good:

    open source software
    this runs on near every platform. ( windows, Mac OS, Linux)
    good online Help and Forum on the web.
    group of developers
    easy to install and work with it !
    file format ".mm" is a standard now…
    Export/import is easy to local disk with html , xml, image
    folding of "nodes" is standard
    Links, attachments, notes per node possible
    clouds over nodes are possible !!!
    Bad:

    you need Run Time Environment from java ( not javascript!) - this is not difficult to download and install, but could be an extra step neccessary
    only "Offline working" posible now ( rel 0.8.)
    there is no ONLINE collaboration possible.
    In case you need collaboration - you have to store the mindmap file ( xyz.mm) on the wikidot page for DOWNLOAD."
    From: http://community.wikidot.com/howto:mindmaps-in-wikidot

    iFrame is another one to check out.
    Iframe with /publilc_map_shell/

    "Good:

    Fold/unfold of Nodes possible
    Notes, links opens by hoovering with the mouse on a thumbnail
    Links can be followed
    shift/move of complete root and all nodes
    Bad:

    No edit possible
    zoom in/out only in FireFox posible ( nit in IE)"

    These two don't provide the collaboration we need, however, they are potentially better than the one offered by Dr. Preston as a beginning.
    -Trevor

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  69. I think that mind maps are wonderful opportunities to make a collaborative effort at research allowing for better research in general because so many people are working on it. It also helps to organize everyone's thoughts into a clear pattern.

    http://www.mindmeister.com/14250024/7-mind-mapping-examples-in-1-map

    This mind map is great, and has an easy to use layout. The downside is that you have to sign up from an account and give out information, and after hearing Ian's lecture on internet security, who knows where this information goes.

    http://www.thebrain.com/c/personalbrain/?c=67

    This mind map is awesome. It's free and has a great interface.

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  70. In order to make the mind map use full everybody must participate in on the mind map. Very much like this blog. Of coarse though it will have to be accessible to everyone with out much difficulty.

    1) http://www.novamind.com/mind-mapping/?source=goog&kw=Mind%20Map%20Software&gclid=CK_xjoW276wCFUvCtgod2nshKw
    This site also includes what mind mapping is, how it works, and the pros and cons. As well it is compatible with windows and macs. And It doesn't require to know ones last name, their country, or organization. It just ask for Your first name and email.

    2)http://www.mindnode.com/
    This site provides in great detail how to use their mind map and any background information you need to know about mind mapping. It is color coordinated. Although it seems to be exclusively for mac.

    These maps both provide detailed descriptions about mind maps, but mindnode could improve by creating software for windows. They may not be suitable for the all of us to use, but they certainly act as touchstones for us to find the right mind map to use.

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  71. If we all stay organized and connect our ideas the possibilities almost seem science fiction. I would have never imagined something like this when I was a little freshman.

    http://www.mindmeister.com/14250024/7-mind-mapping-examples-in-1-map


    http://www.edrawsoft.com/MindMap-Examples.php

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  72. http://www.spicynodes.org/welcome-mindmaps.html?gclid=CIvb99_j7KwCFQg1hwodUUbVNA Trey showed me this one personally. It seems excellent because its free (woot!!!) and browser based for easy access.

    http://www.thebrain.com/c/personalbrain/?c=32 Again, free. It's all you can ask for.

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  73. Mind maps are a great way to help us collaborate with each other. I think it would be a good way to see what other peoples opinions are and to help us understand a certain topic or idea. It will be better for us to see everyone's opinion faster then going through each blog.

    http://drichard.org/mindmaps/
    http://www.mind-mapping.co.uk/make-mind-map.htm

    These two sites help provide examples and way to create a mind map.

    Jessica Manriquez; Per.6

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  74. http://mappio.com/mindmap/guest/macbeth-s-mind

    Macbeth mindmap

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