Text2Mindmap

This free simple tool can be useful for situations where text files generate the maps, they can be imported and exported as simple files for sharing.

You can import the data file used to create am Ontario Extend Mind Map, where you can see the relationship between the outline and the map.

Tool interface with the text outline on left for Ontario Extend, listing modules (all 6), Activity Bank. Toolkit, Badges

What Does it Do?

Software developer Tobias Løfgren created this web tool based on the Text2Mindmap.com web site that is no longer around. You can create a map structure directly in the web tool, using tabs to designate hierarchical relationships. Colors can be edited and via the options can be set to represent level or connection.

A very handy aspect is that maps are saved as simple text files, so they could be easily shared or used as assignment responses, or edited outside of the app.

https://tobloef.com/text2mindmap/

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Affordances

What is the relevance of this tool for Ontario Extend Educators?

  • Very easy to edit
  • Data saved as simple text files
  • Lock nodes to keep them from moving

Limitations

Things to keep in mind when considering use of this tool.

  • Limited editing tools
  • Content cannot be linked
  • No import of media

Examples in Action

These curated examples are ones created by Ontario Extend participants.

  • If you have made something with this tool, please share below as a comment, thanks.

Activities Using Tool

See how this tool is used for Extend Module activities as well as in submitted responses.

  • Not used explicitly in any modules, but this is an option that could be used in any activity calling for a mind map

Related Tools

See other tools in the same modules that use this tool or explore similar ones organized by similar function.

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