As we start to welcome in the cooler autumn breeze, you may be preparing for the start of a brand new school term. After an unwinding summer, it can be difficult initially to focus on what work you have to organise and prepare in time for when the bell rings. However, this doesn’t have to be a chore. With iMindMap 11, you can stay organised and productive in a fun, engaging and easy way. Whether you’re writing your lesson plans or organising homework deadlines, iMindMap 11 will help you to stay on top of your goals for a stress-free school year.
To help you jump back into classroom life, take a look at these 3 ways to set yourself up for success this term. Before you know it, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and tools you’ll need to make this term your most productive yet – it’s as easy as A B C!
Our Mind Map View allows you to turn your thoughts into meaningful and easy-to-navigate plans. Radiating, colourful branches will help you to build a concise overview of even the most detailed projects. Use Mind Map View to organise your lesson plans and map out your aims for the term. Add a personal touch by uploading your own image as a Central Idea, which could reflect one of your lessons or subjects. Then use keywords and imagery to expand on your plan with further details, such as assignment deadlines or exams, in a structured and visual format.
Give your Mind Map extra power by including any resources you’ll need, such as web links, documents, audio files and more. This will give you access to everything you’ll need within one workspace, turning your Mind Map into your own personal resource centre. To keep your project from feeling cluttered, these resources will remain hidden until clicked. This dynamic view will keep the surface of your project clean and clear, but packing a hidden punch that gives you further control over what you want to view.
Have fun with your ideas and visually represent your thoughts using Brainstorm View. Your creativity will know no bounds with Brainstorm View’s infinite and adaptable canvas, which will allow your imagination to flourish. Bring your ideas to life by adding sticky notes, images, lists and more to your canvas, so you can keep your thoughts and workspace clear and pinpoint your focus. This unique view provides a flexible space for you to gather together lots of ideas, which you can easily categorise in a way that makes sense to you.
Brainstorm View can be ideal for gathering your own thoughts, but why not bring it into the classroom for a brainstorming session with your classmates or pupils? Visual learning is renowned for helping us to process information. Boost memory, creativity and productivity within your classes by taking people’s ideas and dropping them onto the canvas for everyone to see. Once you’ve finished your group session, you can export your canvas as an image to share with the rest of your class.
We all know the feeling of sitting through a dull presentation, trying to stay focused and absorb a stream of information. With Presentation View, you can show off your work in style and in a completely unique way, which is sure to grab and hold the attention of your students or classmates.
Getting your first presentation idea down can sometimes be the biggest hurdle. Take away any mind blanks and get your presentation off the ground by using the Auto Create feature to instantly build a presentation from one of your existing Mind Maps. By switching seamlessly between Mind Map View and Presentation View, you can ensure that all your points and ideas are included, whilst also having the ability to manually create new slides. Presentation View has a variety of template options for teaching, meetings and seminars, so you can cut down your preparation time and build a focused and targeted presentation.
When you’re ready to deliver your cutting-edge presentation, simply use the Presenter Screen to showcase your work on one screen, and use a second screen to display additional notes to aid your speaking.