Classroom Technology

Alternatives to FreeMind – FreeMind – free mind mapping software

Posted by JT on February 12, 2009

Alternatives to FreeMind – FreeMind – free mind mapping software.

This page has a great listing of concept mapping or mind mapping software. I’ve been a proponent and user of IHMC CMAP for some time, but I intend to take a look at some others – particularly FreeMind. I’d be interested to hear anyone else’s thought on the relative merits of using one of the free tools here or paying for a tool like Inspiration or MindManager.

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Alice.org

Posted by JT on February 12, 2009

Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web. Alice is a teaching tool for introductory computing. It uses 3D graphics and a drag-and-drop interface to facilitate a more engaging, less frustrating first programming experience.

via Alice.org.

If you’re planning on teaching programming, Alice from CMU is worth a look!

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OpenDisc | Education

Posted by JT on February 12, 2009

OpenDisc | Education.

…A great collection of classroom-ready software. All free. All in one place. If there’s a downside here, let me know!

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Top 10 Back to School Tools for the Organized Student

Posted by JT on September 6, 2007

Lifehacker Top 10: Top 10 Back to School Tools for the Organized Student – Lifehacker

From Lifehacker – computer tools for students…. And some that might not be too bad for teachers, too!

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The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them

Posted by JT on August 25, 2007

concept-map-mindmanagement.jpgThe Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them
The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them

Rationale and thoughts on using the free cmap tools from IHMC.

Also – some interesting concept-map-like approaches are starting to sneak into mainstream consumer use for organizing information. See:

http://news.com.com/2104-1041_3-6105977.html?tag=st.bp


http://www.liveplasma.com/

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