title: What is Mind Mapping? (and How to Get Started Immediately)
description: A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and genera
description: This year, while looking online for a some ideas for teaching Macbeth, I stumbled across Mind Maps, which are essentially cluster diagrams on 'roids. The basic premise involves a graphic or pictorial representation of a central idea from which other ideas emerge in pathways that divide and divide again. The projects quickly take on fractal appearance, which is fine with me, but could be annoying if you've got to have right angles in your life to feel on top of things. My sophomores started with an image in the center to represent the play, like a book or a crown, for example, and were required to branch out in four directions: figurative language, characters, themes, and one of their own. I'll attach a video taken with my Flip camera (which I love).
title: Mind map - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia