Lunch & Learn about Mindmaps
Lunch & Learn about Mindmaps
What are mindmaps good for?
Topics for a paper
Ginni's kick-off message
IBM Watson (Cognitive AI)
Planning an event &
Writing a scientific paper
Topic for a blog
Formulating a persuasive
policy advise course
Difficult complex topic
THIS mindmap :smiley:
Collecting & Structuring Information
Essay writing checklist
Learning a language
Creating a training together
Benefits of Mindmapping
Mind mapping helps you to focus.
Mind mapping lets you structure your thoughts.
Mind mapping provides a great overview of a topic.
Mind mapping enhances memory.
Mind mapping is efficient.
Mind mapping enables a free flow of ideas.
Framing: How do you learn best? :!?:
Investigation: Collecting ideas on flipchart :pen:
Structuring: Finding common aspects (visual / writing / etc.) :fountain_pen:
Harvest: Creating a mindmap based on the Structure :tada:
Online mindmapping tools
Themes / styles :champagne:
Only 3 mind maps for free :warning:
Links / images / notes / tasks :pencil2:
Presentation mode :star:
Publish / embed maps :silhouette:
Integration to different tools :lock:
Comprehensive Education :<3:
Unlimited mind maps (public) :check:
Not as handy / beautiful as Mindmesiter :no_entry:
More streamlined :green_cross:
What kind of mindmapping tool
E-booklet & Newsletter
Color codes :red_flag:
Icons & images :beer_mugs:
Main map vs. Index maps :silhouettes:
Links and comments :unlock:
What is a Mindmap?
Though visual representations of information have been used for thousands of years, the term “mind map”
wasn’t around until the 1970s
, when it was coined by the English researcher
. Buzan developed the technique out of his own need for a way
to deal with the large amounts of information
during his time at university.
A mind map is a type of
or concept map that consists of a
and related topics or ideas branching off from it in all directions. From each topic
can again branch off, resulting in a
Activates the Diffuse Mode of the brain (i.e. writing freely) instead of the Focused Mode (i.e. editing constantly)
It's like vomiting your ideas on a page
(Online on Mindmeister or Coggle)
Create a mind map about your favorite book or movie, listing all the important characters, and elements, as well as a bit of background information. Be sure to add images, icons and different formattings to your topics.
click on the presentation icon in the bottom left of your map editor and open presentation mode
press the CMD key (for Apple) i.e. CTRL key (for Windows) and drag the cursor over one or multiple topics in your mind map to create a new slide
(Offline or Coggle)
Listen to the audio recording and try to take notes in a mind map.
identify the topic of the recorded lecture and write it in the center of your mind map
decide which information deserves to be a first-level topic and which parts are related to this specific topic
think and actively choose your keywords
give your mind map another good once-over, add formattings, boundaries and icons
you can always reposition a topic afterwards, so don’t sweat too much about this at first