Create a Mind Map Assignment and add your students
Set your assignment so that your students will work collaboratively in 2 groups - if you are addressing only one topic.
Exercise 1: Allow each group to have a 10 minute collaborative brainstorming session to break down the topic into levels:
- They should choose 3 main ideas to present in front of the class
- They should take notes on the mind map during the debate (short ideas not sentences)
Exercise 2: Divide your students in groups of 2 or 4. Allow each group to brainstorm together for 10 minutes on a specific topic. When they are done, have them present the mind map with their ideas in front of the class.
To review your student's work go to Assignment Status. Reward the mind map which has the best ideas and discuss the results with your class.