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Michael Kieley March 23, 2011 For audio call Toll Free and use PIN/code Visual Thinking: Put Brainstorming on Steroids with Mind Mapping
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Michael Kieley Visual Thinking: Put Brainstorming on Steroids with Mind Mapping
7 Using Mind Maps for Learning Innovation This presentation focuses on learning a graphic technique which allows one to gain an overview of a complex subject, and is also a method for rapid brainstorming. Part 1 - a case study Part 2 - defining creativity Part 3 - a workshop in which mind maps are used as creative tools in the development of new learning experiences.
8 Part One - case study: evolution of a class to a hybrid form
My Story... Ive taught a class for years called Visual Thinking, which is focused on learning creativity skills, and understanding what is going on in Contemporary Art.
10 My Story... I go to a conference about online education (OTC10), which gets me very excited about adding cloud technologies to my face-to- face class. Visual Thinking
11 My Story... I am surprised at how many options I have, and most of them are free
12 My Story... It looks like it will take me about 40 hours to sort through these options, and shift my class to a hybrid format. Visual Thinking
13 My Story... It takes 200 hours... Visual Thinking
14 My Story... I have to rethink everything, and sort between what is best done face-to-face, and what is better on line. Visual Thinking The first thing to go are lectures, which I turn into podcasts and PDFs.
15 My Story... I have a moment of euphoria, the first time I listen to my students VoiceThreads.
16 I needed to see/think about many things simultaneously.
17 I needed to make some choices.
18 I need to be a brilliant innovator...
19 My Story... I realize that something Ive taught my students for years, mind mapping will be the perfect way to: organize and select the best online technologies for my class. be an excellent way to brainstorm new project ideas. Visual Thinking
20 Part Two - defining creativity, mind maps, and the process of brainstorming.
21 What is creativity? A mode of thinking that is playful, childlike, joyful, and GENERaTIVE. Its the opposite of being analytical, and rational. It requires an environment of support and affirmation. Lateral/generative thinking can not overlap with the Vertical/rational mode.
22 What is brainstorming? A generative flow state, in which the goal is to uncritically jot down as many possible solutions to a problem as possible. Quantity of ideas matters much more than the initial quality of ideas. Richness over Rightness
23 Thinking in Pictures
24 What is a mind map? A mind map is a diagram used to organize words, ideas, and images, in a holistic, hierarchical form, in order to gain fresh perspectives.
25 Establish a quota to accelerate ideation... List Grid Map its not so much that I am smarter, its that I always begin immediately, and I have a huge trash can. -F.L.Wright
26 Filling in a blank grid...
27 Maps vs Lists Rather than just making a list of numerous ideas during brainstorming, a mind map mixes words and images, TURNING ON CREATIVE THINKING, in a loose and flexible process, that also allows one to glimpse the whole picture.
28 Work flows... TO > hand drawnMindNode
29 Work flows... Mobile App MindNode Pro on Mac
30 What are they good for? Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, and decision making.
31 Part Three - learning to mind map
32 Have you every mind mapped?
33 Lets draw a mind map!
34 5 steps Draw an oval with a key term. 2. Add curving limbs, radiating out from the central concept. 3. In block letters write a single word flowing along each limb. 4. Bifurcate: add smaller branches to each limb. 5. Use lots of color.
35 Make a simple mind map... On a piece of paper, draw an oval in the center. Write the word HAPPINESS, in the oval. Draw arcing branches outward from the oval, and along each branch write a general broad category of something that makes you happy. (Travel, exercise, learning, etc.)
36 And branches... And some branches to one of the main limbs of your map.
37 What can you do with mind maps? Gain an overview of a complex subject. Map-storm: use this visual tool to accelerate creative thinking. Collaborate on the concept of innovation.
38 Brainstorm efficiently. Discover patterns and relationships between ideas. Map a learning experience. Plan a presentation. Create a visual, hierarchical, holistic document with links to provide more detail on demand.
39 FORCING Expansive Thinking Adding blank nodes to a mind map establishes a quota of ideas for each branch of a subject.
40 Trees grow by a process of bifurcation. So do ideas. Blank nodes on a mind map establish a quota for new ideas.
41 How ideas flow...
42 Hybrid thinking...
43 Ideate; then critique. AVOID DESTRUCTIVE PRUNING WHICH HAPPEN WHEN WE MIX IDEATION/BRAINS TORMING WITH ANALYSIS AND CRITICISM
44 Remaining open... Remain open to chance intrusions, happy accidents, serendipity.
45 The (brainstorming) wisdom of crowds. Diverse groups create broadened perspectives. A safe environment, in which its O.K. to be a bit silly enhances the process.
46 It helps to... Negative Thinking + Switch Off Analysis
48 Mind map apps Mac PC Mobile Devices
49 Resources + Links Apps Mindnode.com (free, pro, and iOS versions) iMindMap (Tony Buzan, inc.) Freemind (open, complex, a bit slow) ThinkingSpace (Android) Books The MindMap Book Mapping Inner Space
50 MindNode on iDevices Demo
51 Mind map methods - pros + cons Mobile Device Use anywhere Simple Easy export to computer Computer More complex explorations Easily add images Create Hyperlinked maps Hand Drawn Free and loose All you need is a pencil Sketch, or collage images
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