Reposted from Educational Technology & Mobile Learning:
Wether you want to start a new project, write an essay, or plan an event, brainstorming is an effective method to outsource ideas and create mind maps. Brainstorming a topic before writing about it can help students focus their ideas and direct them in the writing process.
There are now several web tools that can be used and most often for free to create visually appealing mindmaps. These tools can help our students pin their ideas down on a target topic and enrich their written pieces. I have featured several of mind mapping tools before but the list below is the most updated collection.
Here are eight useful semantic mapping tools for your use with students…