Recently, our school purchased a license to an amazing Mind Maping application called MindMeister. If your’e not familiar with it, MindMeister is a mind-mapping, brainstorming, and collaborating tool. This is finals week. I just got an email from a couple of my students telling me that they were collaboratively studying for the test via a MindMeister map and sent me an invite. Here is what I saw (or a portion of it, it won’t all fit on the screen).
They were using the tool to collaboratively work on their review sheet, exchange information and ideas, and correct one another’s mistakes – all from their own homes. One student even told me: “This is actually making studying more fun, and not as much of a drag.”
Looking through, they’re doing some real work here. Very impressive – and anything that makes studying less painful, I’m in favor of!