Friday, 24 April 2009

Collaborative Mind Mapping at School

100_1645 Here is an example of a mind map developed by a student to identify and plan key points for an essay. 

Part of the assignment involved discussing the ideas with a small group of fellow students. 

The map was copied and distributed to other students for reference during discussions.  Note the visual reinforcement of formatting notes with a sketch (top left).

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Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Mind2Chart 1.5 - Free Upgrade

image The latest version of Mind2Chart is available to download.  In addition to performance improvements several new features have been added:

  • "always ON" mode: Mind2Chart recalculates tasks continuously 

  • Task auto-roll up support: disables the MindManager 8 task roll up feature - task roll ups are auto-calculated with Mind2Chart.

  • Save Gantt as image: save the chart for printing.

  • Download Mind2Chart 1.5 here.

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    Friday, 10 April 2009

    iMindMap V4.0





    Tony Buzan's official mind mapping software, iMindMap has just been updated to version 4.0.  It's packed with features including:

    • a new presentation creator
    • audio notes
    • "box branches" - add sentences while you think of the right word
    • outline text editing
    • freeform brainstorming
    • enhanced Word import.

    imageI've been trying the Ultimate version that includes task and project planning.  There are nice internal Gantt chart and Excel viewers as well as export to MS Project.

    image They have a special offer - if you purchase iMindMap 3.0 before April 30th then you get a free upgraded to iMindMap 4.0.  You can see more here.