Presentation on theme: "M IND M APPING Taking Concept Maps in Science to a Another Level Judy Lauriault, GTE, Presenter Michelle Mendenhall, AVE, Co-Presenter."— Presentation transcript:
M IND M APPING Taking Concept Maps in Science to a Another Level Judy Lauriault, GTE, Presenter Michelle Mendenhall, AVE, Co-Presenter
W HAT IS MIND MAPPING ? Mind mapping is the process of creating a visual display of a concept using symbols, images, colors, and key words. Mind Maps demonstrate how words and ideas relate to each other.
W HY M IND M AP ? Mind Maps: Encourage creativity. Promote visual thinking skills. Contextualize learning in meaningful ways. Promote active involvement. Foster Cooperative Learning. Assist ALL students in learning concepts and vocabulary because information is presented visually.
B RAIN C OMPATIBLE L EARNING Mind mapping closely mirrors our natural thinking processes. It involves the whole brain because both left and right hemispheres of our brain are involved.
I MPROVED C OMPREHENSION To create a mind map, students must be able to make content connections and make content connections and make content connections and make decisions about how to display the information in a meaningful way.
M EMORY Since mind maps symbolize concepts with short, easy-to-remember visual and linguistic cues, students are able to remember more of what they see and draw than what they read and hear.
ELL S TUDENTS Information is presented visually rather than verbally therefore assisting ELL students in grasping concepts, content, and vocabulary.
M IND M APPING G UIDELINES Start in the center with an image of the topic, using at least 3 colors.
U SE IMAGES, SYMBOLS, CODES, AND DIMENSIONS THROUGHOUT YOUR MIND MAP.
E ACH WORD / IMAGE IS BEST ALONE AND SITTING ON ITS OWN LINE.
M AKE THE LINES THE SAME LENGTH AS THE WORD / IMAGE THEY SUPPORT. Use multiple colors throughout the mind map, for visual stimulation and also to encode or group.
T HE LINES SHOULD BE CONNECTED, STARTING FROM THE CENTRAL IMAGE. T HE CENTRAL LINES ARE THICKER, ORGANIC AND THINNER AS THEY RADIATE OUT FROM THE CENTER.
K EEP THE MIND MAP CLEAR BY USING RADIAL HIERARCHY, NUMERICAL ORDER OR OUTLINES TO EMBRACE YOUR BRANCHES.
U SE EMPHASIS AND SHOW ASSOCIATIONS IN YOUR MIND MAP. Develop your own personal style of mind mapping & be creative!