Mind Maps Links and Resources

Resources that can be used in the classroom to 'brainstorm' and start or revise topics.

Bubbl.us - brainstorm by creating colorful mind maps online that can be shared, embed in your blog or website, emailed, printed and saved as an image.

EssayMap - interactive graphic organizer helps students develop an outline that includes an introductory statement, main ideas they want to discuss or describe, supporting details, and a conclusion that summarizes the main ideas.

Gliffy - online diagram software to create flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, etc.

iMindMap - link to ThinkBuzan.com to download a free trial of Tony Buzan's iMindMap.

Padlet - create your own 'sticky notes' on a wall. Online communication tool that can be shared and used for brainstorming ideas.

Tagxedo - word-cloud generator that turns your words into visual images and shapes - described as wordles 'with style'.

Wordle - word-cloud generator that creates visual images of your text.


How to Mind Map with Tony Buzan - Tony Buzan explains how he developed the Buzan's Mind Maps.

How to use Padlet in the Classroom - useful ideas and examples on how Padlet can be used