This is the primary tool we recommend for the Syllabus Concept Map activity; it’s ease of use and availability on many platforms make it near the top of our list of visual organizing tools.
What Does it Do?
MindMup offers a very simple to use interface for creating mind maps and other diagrams to show relationships between entities. They can be created without logging on and the tool integrate well with Google Drive for saving maps and adding links and media.
What is the relevance of this tool for Ontario Extend Educators?
- Simple, intuitive interface
- Account not needed to create mind maps
- Ability to add links, media to map nodes
- Maps can be shared as collaborative projects
- Exports to PDF, PowerPoint, and outline formats
- Software is open-source
Things to keep in mind when considering use of this tool.
- Maps created with free accounts available only for 6 months
Examples in Action
These curated examples are ones created by Ontario Extend participants.
- Examples Needed! If you have created an example with MindMup please share below in the comments.
Activities Using Tool
See how this tool is used for Extend Module activities as well as in submitted responses.
- Mapping Your PLN. Use MindMup to create a diagram of a personal learning network for the Collaborator module
- Syllabus Concept Map. This tool is recommended for the Teacher for Learning module activity to create a visual version of a course syllabus.
See other tools in the same modules that use this tool or explore similar ones organized by similar function.
If you have experience using this tool, on a scale of 1 to 5 how highly would you recommend this tool to a colleague?
- Tutorials and Guides (MindMup)
- MindMup: Browser-based, free, easy and open source (Mind-mapping.org) A thorough review of this tool and its features.
- MindMup Review (UMass Online Teaching Tools) Features and uses of MindMup as a knowledge centered tool, a tutorial on using with Google Drive, and a reference list of research on this tool.