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Trainer Showcase: Mind Mapping for University Students

The software has changed the whole way students work and think throughout the dissertation process… They produce results which would never have been possible without iMindMap.”

Image of Paul RobertsThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor: Paul Roberts

Accredited: Cardiff, UK, 2011

Profession: Principal Fellow, International Manufacturing Centre, University of Warwick

In this guest post, ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, Paul Roberts, shares his experience of delivering iMindMap workshops for postgraduate students at the University of Warwick and how iMindMap has helped his students achieve excellence in their studies.

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iMindMap 7 Chameleon: food for thought from our beta testers

With iMindMap 7 Chameleon due to be released this autumn, we have been working to make version 7 the best it can be with the help of our dedicated beta testers. They are avid iMindMap users enlisted to thoroughly explore each and every new feature. They have been reporting some very interesting feedback, so read on to find out what they think…

Branch out with Branch Art

As one of our most exciting features, Branch Art allows you to create more visually engaging Mind Maps with a range of designs that you can apply to any of your branches. Many of our beta testers have named this as their favourite feature as it makes their Mind Maps look completely unique.
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7 ways to use iMindMap as a teacher

Teaching effectively centres around the ability to plan and deliver effective, engaging lessons throughout the entire school year. As a teacher, we know that time is often in short supply, and so here a seven ways in which iMindMap can help you find a little bit more of it, by improving your lesson planning, preparation and delivery.

Lesson Preparation

Lesson preparation can amount to files full of plans and documents, even a single lesson can generate pages of notes. With iMindMap, you are able to structure and coordinate these notes so that they are clear, concise and easy to follow.
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7 ways to use iMindMap as a student


For students, the vast quantity of notes and handouts received during an academic year do little more than turn their bedroom into a labyrinth of paper. So here are seven uses for iMindMap to help students organise their notes, recall facts and figures at the drop of a hat and impress their teachers.

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Back to school: 10 Mind Maps that every student and teacher needs

With the new school year upon us, what better way to get off to a flying start than with our Top 10 educational Mind Maps created by real users. Take these ideas and use them as templates, posters or simply, be inspired to create your own unique maps.

1. Why study…

When introducing a brand new topic or subject to students, you want to remind them of the importance of the information you’re about to bestow on them. However, it’s often the case that you have to constantly remind your students of this throughout the school year.

Try introducing your subject with a fresh approach. Ask your students to Mind Map why your subject is so important or even complete a group Mind Map as a class with everyone’s ideas incorporated.

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Many Stories, One Singapore

Singapore NDP 2013

Singapore National Day Parade is on 9th August.

Today is Singapore’s most significant national event of the year, which celebrates the occasion of the country’s independence from Malaysia in 1965.
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7 modern ways teachers use Mind Mapping


In this third and final post in the series, Steve Molyneux, ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor, CEO of the iPad Academy and Apple Distinguished Educator, provides us with an insight into 7 innovative ways for teachers to utilise Mind Mapping with iMindMap HD for the iPad in the classroom.

Finding innovative teaching methods to keep students engaged is a constant struggle for teachers. Mind Mapping, as a technique, has been used as a tool for creativity and visual thinking in the classroom for decades.
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Mind Maps at work: Quality Managers

In this article, Bernd Kiefer and Bettina Rudert, authors of “Qualitätsmanagement mit Mind Maps(Quality Management with Mind Maps), provide us with an insight into their latest book release and how iMindMap Ultimate has revolutionised the way they work.

Kiefer and Rudert are currently employed as Quality Managers in nursing homes in Germany. They are also freelance consultants within the German public service sector advising hospitals, clinics, special needs facilities and social services. Both are avid mind mappers and have been using the technique for over 10 years. It is their favourite method for learning, planning, lecturing and presenting.
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5 ways iMindMap can help you prepare for parenthood

Feeling the pressure of a huge life change? Check out our 5 innovative ways you can use iMindMap to get ready for parenthood.

1. Lists, lists and more lists

Lists can become monotonous, frustrating and downright disheartening. Why not try a different approach: make a Mind Map in iMindMap to display your wish list, or take a shortcut and download our free Mind Map template below.

View your Mind Map on your phone (Apple or Android supported devices), add items to your map as something catches your eye, and sync your updates in the iMindMap cloud (with iMindMap Freedom). As you make purchases, delete or tick items using icons from the iMindMap library. It’s the modern day (and less frustrating) shopping list!
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Why iPad and iMindMap are essential in education

In this follow up post, Steve Molyneux, ThinkBuzan Licensed Instructor and CEO of the iPad Academy, discusses the importance of iPads in education, and explains how some of the schools which he has worked with are using iMindMap HD for iPads in the classroom.
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