Mind maps are an excellent tool to learn and revise new material. Students should be encouraged to create their own mind maps and make them as colourful as possible. Mind maps can be created using paper and coloured pens or using a range of free online tools and apps such as Simple Mind, Coggle or GoConqr.
The mind map below for Chapter 1, 'Making the Most of Your Resources' was created using GoConqr. Click the play icon below to use the mind map as a presentation. If you create a free account you can edit and amend this mind map and add images to make it more memorable. Better yet, ask students to create their own mind maps to show what they have learned and understood about a new topic. Why not display completed mind maps around the classroom?
Co-author of Time for Business, Siobhan O'Sullivan is currently seconded from Malahide Community School as a teacher educator. She supports teachers and schools in embedding technology to enhance learning and teaching.
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