Developing concept maps using ICTs

Recently I was required to create a concept map as to, Why use ICTs in an Early Primary setting? Our lecturer got us started and gave us two programs to explore, these were Text2Mindmap and Bubbl.us. I was drawn to Bubbl.us immediately because of its visual appeal. I just jumped in and gave it a go and didn’t need to search for any help. It was so easy to use and I have been recommending it to the 5/6 teachers at school. I believe it would be a great tool for brainstorming and its visual appeal would really engage students to contribute to the discussion. It is also a great way to break down thoughts so a great scaffolding tool. Not to forget collaborative learning would be promoted by utilising this idea in class.

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Alisia chose to use the other program, Text2Mindmap and she has what looks like a very detailed concept map which expands on the beginning of my thoughts.

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