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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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