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ERIC Number: EJ720682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0889-9371
Brain Friendly Techniques: Mind Mapping
Goldberg, Cristine
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v21 n3 p22-24 Nov 2004
Mind Mapping can be called the Swiss Army Knife for the brain, a total visual thinking tool or a multi-handed thought catcher. Invented by Tony Buzan in the early 1970s and used by millions around the world, it is a method that can be a part of a techniques repertoire when teaching information literacy, planning, presenting, thinking, and so forth. Mind maps all begin with a central image; branch out organically; and utilize color, images, codes, symbols, and key words in a hierarchical manner. Mind Maps are a great way to introduce an overall topic, increase student involvement, and get thoughts down quickly. Mind Mapping is a skill that cuts across ability levels and encompasses all subject matters. It can accommodate creative thinking while still adapting to linear tasks such as note taking, planning, and organizing. It will help students make better use of information while providing a better platform for synthesis. This article presents examples of Mind Mapping, including: (1) How to help high school students set up research papers; (2) A discussion of Jacquieline Briggs Martin's "Snowflake Bentley" with elementary students; and (3) An overview of the Big6 (an information problem-solving process) for middle and high schools students. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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