Concept Maps, Mind maps, Graphical Organizers (free tools)

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					Concept Maps, Mind maps, Graphical Organizers (free tools)
        CMaps Tools
         Advantages: many options for exporting, can load on their servers; collaborate; easy to learn
         and use; can add links, Word documents.
         Download, Windows, Mac:
         Example: MLA Citation --
        VUE Tufts University, “Visual Understanding Environment”
         Windows, Mac. Similar to Cmap, I learned about it after working with Cmap.
        Mind42 –resides in your browser, no download
         Disadvantages – unwieldy when adding a lot of concepts

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         The First Inst. Conference on Concept Mapping. (Available from ‘Publications’ link above)

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Hay, D., Kinchin, I., Lygo-Baker, S. (2008). Making learning visible: the role of concept mapping in higher

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Novak, J.D., Cañas, A. J. (2008). The theory underlying concept maps and how to construct and use

         them. Technical Report IHMC Cmaptools 2006-01 Rev 01-2008. Florida Institute for Human and

         Machine Cognition. (Available from ‘Publications’ link above)

Mapping Your Ideas: Mind maps, Concept Maps, Graphical Organizers, C. Herz                       March 5, 2009