written by Collaborative Teacher Brigit Storhoff and Instructional Coach Andrew Ellingsen
Brigit Storhoff's 7th grade ELA students are embarking on a semester long project called Genius Hour. Over the course of the semester, each student selects an individual topic to research, develops an essential question, writes a thesis supported by their research which is used for their five-paragraph essay, and decide on a way to share their learning with their peers.
As part of the research process, Mrs. Storhoff introduced students to the Mind Maple app. The app is a mind-mapping tool that allows the user to click-and-drag from a central topic to add questions/concepts and related details as subtopics. Students can also hyperlink sources to the map, insert images, and add notes.
Earlier this month, Mrs. Storhoff hosted both a Learning Lab and a Pineapple Chart visit in her room tied to Mind Maple. If you couldn't make it but are interested in seeing the app in action, check out the video below.
How could you imagine using Mind Maple in the classroom? Join the conversation and comment below!
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