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Brain-based learning

Posted By: Rhonda Lehman-Davenport on May 25, 2004
 
Kathy,

Check out the program "Inspiration" as a tool for mind-mapping as a planning stage for writing projects and a means where students can test what they know and what they don't know. I actually prefer doing this long-hand, but the software program is enjoyed by teachers because it can turn the brainstorming into a flow chart or an outline with just a click. Students like it because the bubbles can be made to be different colors and shapes to suit their tastes. The program has both a junior edition for elementary students and the adult version which is great for middle school through college and professional work. It's what I like to call a "brain-friendly" model--one that works more naturally with our associations and allows for easy retrival PRIOR to organizing information.

For more on how I use this technique and how you might incorporate it into your work, feel free to contact me at LearningPaths@aol.com.

Rhonda
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