I chose to look at mind mapping tools. I am often asked to recommend a tool and I have not found one that I like. I had played with Bubbl.us and Popplet so I decided to try Coggle. I was immediately attracted to Coggle because of its integration with Google sign in – a huge plus for faculty and students.
The two departments that are heaviest users of mind maps are nursing and supervisory management. I think this tool would work well for them because of the convenience of the Google account login, the number or resources/tutorials that are available and the ability to collaborate. It could be use for anyone writing a paper, outlining a textbook chapter or giving a presentation.
I found Coggle intuitive and easy to use. I used it to create an outline for a presentation I need to give at in-service in August. Creating the map caused me to think about my organization and what I wanted to cover in a more visual way. I also played with uploading visuals.
It will make faculty nervous to make it public. However, students could use the private link and only create one map at a time.
Below is the graphic I created. Click HERE to access the visual in Coggle.
- Introduction to Coggle
- Coggle Tutorial: Introduction (VIDEO)
- Coggle blog
- Coggle: Beautiful, Collaborative Mindmapping Tool
- Coggle YouTube channel