Thursday, March 23, 2017

Oh, my yard! A mind map in development

The presentation that I've embedded in this post uses time-lapse screenshots to replicate several stages of mind map development. The mind map of a favorite place is a work in progress[.]

I created the mind map with FreeMind—free, open source software from SourceForge; and have continued to develop it with FreePlane—also available for free from SourceForge. The background photo in the penultimate slide, I took from my veranda on March 14, 2017.

If you have concerns or questions about mind-mapping tools; or suggestions of novel, possible, and practical uses for learning or teaching [with them]; please don't hesitate to spell them out in comments on this post.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tips for Drawing-Challenged Teachers | Patrice Palmer ...

In Tips for Drawing-Challenged Teachers (March 1, 2017), Patrice Palmer wrote about Dan Roam, a graphic artist, author, and videographer:
"Dan believes that everyone can learn to draw better (I love his growth mindset!). He starts with the premise that we can all draw 5 simple shapes - [a] circle, [a] square, [a] triangle, [a] line and a blob. His first of three free videos illustrates this perfectly:"
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