Mind Mapping: Strategies & Tools for the Classroom


Description: Have you ever felt like your brain is stuck in second gear? Do your students have difficulty recalling material? Do they fail to see how ideas relate? At this workshop you will discover a solution: mind mapping. Come and learn how to take advantage of mind maps (similar to concept maps) as tools for thinking, organizing, creating, communicating, and studying. This is a learn-by-doing session, so you will experience several mind mapping approaches.
Learning Goals:

After successfully completing this workshop you will be able to:

  • Use a mind map to visually organize information, ideas, and concepts

  • Produce a mind map using paper, sticky notes, or software

  • Discuss possible teaching and learning applications

What to Bring: All you need for this workshop is your imagination and your own laptops.
Online Resources:


  • LucidChart (log in with ND Google)
  • CMAP - concept mapping tools and resources 
  • Xmind 8 (other versions $$)
  • Coggle - simple, free, online



 Certificates: Can apply toward these graduate student/postdoc certificates:

The title was updated in Fall 2018 to reflect current literature and practices.