Mindmup is an online mind mapping tool that enables you to create mind maps. It is free to useand it does not require you to sign up. You can add nodes to your mind maps by clicking ”add parent, add child, add sibling” buttons. You can make your mind maps more eye-catching by adding some related images to them. You can also drag the nodes. Mindmup enables you to save your mind maps to Google Drive.
How to apply Mindmup in education ?
Firstly, Mindmup give students and teachers the opportunity to share their ideas with each other . As an English teacher it is highly advisable to use Mindmup when you want to teach vocabulary. Use Mindmup to teach target vocabulary. For example, use it in order to teach collocations, adjectives etc. You can also use it for teaching grammar topics. Support your maps with related images. Brainstorming can be made by using Mindmup. Do not type anything in the nodes. Only upload some images and ask your students to do brainstorming related to images.
Here are two mindmup samples which I created for my computer lesson.
If you want to get more information about Mindmup you can check this video.
Remember the Dual Coding Theory. The main tenet of the Dual Coding Theory is that there are two mental chanels in our brain. These are Verbal Channel and Visual Channel. An individual learn better whend the infomation is supported both vervally and visually. Here is an online application called that helps you applying visuals. It is called Popplet . Popplet is similar to Mindmup. It is a website that allows you to create online mind maps. You can add pictures and videos in your writings.
How to use Popplet in classroom ?
Popplet is very suitable for language teaching. Use Popplet when you desire to teach vocabulary. Add some related pictures to your words. Apply it in order to teach complicated topics step-by-step. Use it as a ”creative thinking” tool. Let your students do brainstorming and let them to add some class notes on their popples. Create some stories for your classes by using it.
This is my popplet about useful websites that can be used for education.
Piclits is a creative writing site that provides pictures and a word bank for students to create an enriched sentence or sentences about the picture.(source). Students can choose words from the word list or form sentences freestyle. It is free and easy to use and there is no need to sign up.
How to integrate Piclits into classroom ?
Use Picklits in when you want to teach grammar anad writing. Use it to teach vocabulary to your ESL students. Ask them to create poems and share the poems with their classmates. Make a list of target collocations and teach them to your class. Coose an image and then, ask your students to write word describing the image. Also, you can choose an image and type some words on it. Then, you can ask your students to make short speech about the image by using key words.
How did I create a simple picture on Piclits ?
This is my piclit.