SimpleMind (Twitter @) is a mind mapping/concept mapping tool designed to synchronize across devices. It is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac, and comes in free and paid versions. The beauty of this software is in the range of capabilities. Teachers and students can create very simple maps about single concepts, or very complex maps with many topics and multiple levels. With the free version, you can create unlimited mind maps, use the horizontal auto layout, access the built-in style sheets, add notes to topics, expand and collapse branches, and use an outline view. The full version includes more useful features such as exporting files in several formats, additional auto layouts (vertical, top-down, list), custom style sheets, cross-link topics, insert images and photos, insert web links and links to other mind maps, search, and many others.
How do you use mind mapping or concept mapping in your classroom?
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