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Mind-Mapping - Problem Solving Technologies



Supported Software

Visual thinking is a learning style where the learner better understands and retains information when ideas, words and concepts are associated with images. Visual learning helps students organize and analyze information, integrate new knowledge and think critically:

Inspiration

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Mind mapping is a visual form of note taking that offers an overview of a topic and its complex information. Through the use of colors, images and words, mind mapping begins with a central idea and expands outward to more in-depth sub-topics. Mind maps help students brainstorm on any topic and think creatively.

Average retail price : €90-€110

Free Trial - Inspiration offer a 30 day free trail of their software which can be downloaded from this link

Online Help & training

Visit our training page to learn more about using Inspiration Software

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Free Tools

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Like all mind maps, FreeMind gives you the flexibility to organize thoughts on a page as they connect to each other and to the larger picture. After all, not all minds reason in subheadings and bullet points. You shape, place, and name that master idea (the root node), then create child or sibling spokes that relate to it.

To install Freemind on you laptop or home desktop for Free use this link - Freemind download

Online Help & training

Visit our training page to learn more about using Freemind mindmapping Software

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Apps for your smartphone or tabletipod image

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Idea Sketch

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Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram - mind map, concept map, or flow chart - and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts

Click this link for more information & to download - Idea Sketch


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Inspiration

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Inspiration Maps, the most intuitive and powerful visual learning app on the iPad. Build beautiful diagrams, graphic organizers and outlines with ease.

Click this link for more information & to download - Inspiration Mind map app



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Trello - Task management tool

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Trello is a brilliant task managent app with 'to do' lists, reminders, task completion status and several other project planning functions. The shared workflow features make it particularly great for group work.

To download view: https://trello.com/



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Academic Support help

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For further help and gaining strategies to help you take effective notes please view are academic support page which give you information on:

  • How to use your lecture note effectively
  • Strategies for taking notes in a lecture
  • Introduction to the Cornell method of note-taking

Last updated 17 February 2016 andrew.costello@tcd.ie (Email).