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#Bett2015 Picks; #1 Creaza and Mindomo

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One of the stands I loved visiting at Bett was the Norwegian Classroom. It was fun to see the tools I love using in class. Creaza was a tool I suggested my students to create projects. At Bett, visiting their stand I noticed that they have added new features, updated the tool and it is really very cool for teachers and students now. Creaza consists of four tools; Mindomo – Cartoonist – MovieEditor – AudioEditorIn addition, it is available in nine different languages.

Today I want to write about Mindomo– a very versatile mind mapping tool which can also be used to create presentations. You can signup Mindomo going to its website or just activating your Creaza account you can also have the right to create your mind maps. Mindomo is not just a simple mind mapping tool, it is a great tool for flipped classroom that a teacher can create courses and assign them to students. It’s wonderful for Project Based Learning where students can work on a subject and collaborate on the same map.

It is very easy to use. All you have to do is to activate your account, go to Mindomo, and start creating your mind map on the topic you have to work. To make your work more colorful and energetic, you can add videos and images, clicking on the icons on the left hand corner of your screen. Once you finish your mind map, you can export it as pdf, jpg or png. You can print it out if you want to use it as posters in your classroom walls. You can keep it private or public and share your work with the link or embed it to your blog if you choose to make it public.

Author:

I'm an EFL teacher and a teacher trainer. I am trying to integrate technology in my classrooms and sharing my thoughts and reflections on my blog. I started several online collaboration projects with my students and we really enjoy doing them. I'm evab2001 on twitter.

3 thoughts on “#Bett2015 Picks; #1 Creaza and Mindomo

  1. Great insight into what the educational Mindomo packages have to offer! What do your student feel about working on our latest mind map based assignments?

  2. Hi Mrs. Buyuksimkesyan, my name is Allie Brooks and I am EDM 310 student at the University of South Alabama. Fortunately I have received the privileged of following and commenting on your blog posts and so far it has been a very interesting blog. This post interested me because I come from a more traditional background of teachers just using a dry erase board and basically preaching to the class, so when all of the new technology came out that teachers are using I got really nervous. I consider myself technologically illiterate but since starting my career in college my experiences with technology have progressed. Being able to access this blog and learning about the interesting new programs teachers are getting to use has been a great pleasure. I am no longer nervous to start my career as an educator because this blog has given some major insight to what the Creaza and Mindomo programs have to offer! I will definitly keep this blog post and a lot more of your other blog posts in mind as I start my career to being an educator! Thanks!

    P.S. Feel free to visit my blog anytime!

    Allie BRooks EDM 310 Blog

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