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"...I began considering how I could use the tools more globally, in the long term, in order to increase the teaching reach"
Working together in groups, the students create an entirely new wiki-site which gets enriched every week. According to Ormrod, the students are often so eager to begin creating their wiki-site that they skip the break after the first lecture, and start creating their wiki-site right away.Read more 👉Læs mere 👉
Mindmeister is an online board for teachers and students to make a joint mind map. The teacher can create a mind map on a specific theme and the students can, then, add branches according to their associations to the topic.
The tool is particularly attractive because the students do not have to be signed up as Mindmeister users to interact with the mind map. The teacher just needs to create a Mindmap and share the URL with the students. The students' branches are therefore anonymous.
Branches added by the students can be jazzed up with different colors and icons, and pictures and videos can be added.
The Mindmeister tool supports activities such as idea generation and group work. It can be used in the classroom with all students present, but it can also be used outside the classroom.Thus, students can make a mindmap outside the class, and discuss the different branches in class.
Nuclino acts as a text editor, but instead of creating a document, you create an "item" - a part of a larger context. By linking between items and grouping them, you can build a wiki-like page.
You can visualize your items in various ways, e.g. as a board or a graph. With a board you can structure different processes, and use it for i.e. peer feedback, for a jigsaw exercise, or for text review. With graphs you can get a "spiderweb" view of how the different items are grouped. Nuclino is a nice tool when you want to do long-term group work - for instance when students are asked to build their own online encyclopedia on important concepts, or when they are supposed to write portfolios and describe their work.
Via Nuclino, students can go through the material together and strengthen their capabilities to se important connections. Nuclino works by creating a number of clusters (folders/collections) in which items can be grouped. Each item can be part of several clusters at the same time. These clusters can e.g. relate to theme, group or process (and thereby form the basis of a board). You can attach users to each item which makes it clear who is responsible for the different items.