Saturday, July 21, 2012

MindMeister and Video Tutorial

This is Sarah again from Miss A's Kindergarten! I'm back with another web 2.0 tool video tutorial! I hope that you learn a lot from this little post/video. This is my sixth video tutorial, so if you missed the first five you can find them on my blog by clicking this link! & MindMeister Video Tutorial for TeachersToday's tutorial is on TWO different web tools. I know that you're going to love them. :) I did! Some of you may already know about them, but it could help you still. They are called & MindMeister.

These tools are meant to allow you to get your thoughts down in a logical manner. This can be called "brainstorming," "concept mapping," or "mind mapping." It can be used in so many different ways, but the focus is to start with a concept and come up with tons of branches that come off that idea. (If you get my drift!)

How can they be integrated?

Here are some simple ways to use these tools:
  • Create a whole class concept map when the season changes! (Start with "Summer" in the middle and branch off of that)
  • Plan your letters that you send home to parents.
  • Let the class plan stories (using main character, setting, etc)
  • Allow students to use these tools as a way to accommodate them in essay writing. Some kids think better when they have a chance to brainstorm in a different way.
I hope that this tutorial helps you out! Here's the video!

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