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TEXT 2 MIND MAP, launched in 2008, helps students organize and see the relationships among concepts. Users enter text and click a button, and a mind map is created. Each line of text is a separate node or box; users can zoom in, stretch out connection lines, move the map, save it as a PDF or JPG, or email a URL to a read-only version. Users don't need to register to create maps. However, Text 2 Mind Map is currently testing a beta version that lets users create an account and store mind maps on the site.
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Families can talk about how things are structured and about part/whole relationships. For example, parents can point out examples of components, such as chapters in a book. Can your child identify the individual elements in other items?
Part/whole relationships also can be used to break projects down into individual tasks. Ask your child for an example of a big task that can be divided into manageable portions. How could that help them work more efficiently?
Text 2 Mind Map helps users get a different perspective on concepts. Are there any subjects your child is interested in that you can help research online? Can you find any similar visual aids that help to explain a subject?
- Subjects: Language & Reading: reading comprehension, using supporting evidence, writing
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: part-whole relationships, thinking critically
Self-Direction: academic development, personal growth
Tech Skills: using and applying technology
- Genre: Creating
- Pricing structure: Paid, Free
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