New on mind-mapping.org this week are three map-related tools: C-TOOLS, CharTr and Mind2Chart. And two that have been updated – VUE and MindVisualizer.
C-TOOLS is a server / web based combination for making concept maps in an educational environment. It even has an automated mark-students’-work-as-you-go capability.
It’s early in the life of this project but it is making progress.
Not a mind mapping product, but an add-on for MindJet’s MindManager that can produce Gantt charts from a mind map with project management data included.
MindVisualizer has been upgraded with multi-centred mind maps, and the association descriptions needed for proper concept maps. Well worth a look.
I have been hoping for screenshots from VUE and now I’ve found some on the site. VUE recently became VUE 2.0, by the way. Aimed at education, this has interesting possibilities for presentations.
That’s it for this week.
The master list of mind mapping &
information management software
There are four additions to the mind-mapping software database at mind-mapping.org this week: An on-line diagram drawing service, a text analyzer that produces visualizations of the relationships of terms in a document, a software modelling tool that now has a mind-mapping capability, and an educational graphic organizers site.
A free on-line diagramming application.
A tool for analyzing text and presenting its content in visual form based on word usage.
A UML modelling tool for software analysis and design, which had a mind-mapping function added at the beginning of 2008.
LexIcon Graphic Organizers
This site houses a large variety of graphic organizers that can be used on-line by schools and students to practise thinking skills, and can be shared with others.
If you know of any graphically-based tools for organizing information that don’t yet appear in mind-mapping.org do leave a comment here, or email me. My email is vic at this domain.
Now listen up, this one is really interesting if you value visualization and thinking tools. And I doubt if you’d be at mind-mapping.org if you didn’t.
A new web-based tool for thinking, Exploratree, went up at the end of last year. It’s aimed at students, but I’m sure that those of more mature years could sometimes make good use of the many visual thinking guides on this site. It has something of the feel of de Bono’s CoRT about it, but is visual rather than acronym/text-based.
There are 23 read-made thinking guides like these:
and you can make your own thinking guides as well. But not a mind map or concept map in sight. You work with these in Exploratree’s free, on line tool, and after you’ve registered, you can save them.
PS Wish I could think of names like that. Hints of “exploratory”, “exploring laboratory”, a “tree for exploring” ….