Mind and Concept Mapping Tools for Flipping the Classroom

Ignite inquiry and discovery with mind maps.
Ignite inquiry and discovery with mind maps.

Flipping your classroom?  Consider mind and concept mapping.  Instead of your students turning to their neighbors to discuss, have them turn to their neighbors to brainstorm and design.  Simple Post It notes work.  Google Drawing works for electronic maps and infographics.  For online courses, here is an article that lists “24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools” at http://mashable.com/2013/09/25/mind-mapping-tools.  Alan Henry suggests a few more at http://lifehacker.com/five-best-mind-mapping-tools-476534555.

Look for our Concept Mapping workshops this fall moderated by Nancy Wozniak.  The workshop will be hosted face-to-face and in webinar format.  Email me for more information – nancy.wozniak@stonybrook.edu.

Creative Inquiry in Large Lectures
Creative Inquiry team activities for students in large lectures.

How do you flip your classroom?  Post some more suggestions.