How to make the most of your School membership
For Who and Why?
Mindomo School is designed for K-12 "buy people", educational personnel, and students, providing a wealth of capabilities when it comes to sparking creativity in students and building critical skills for the future.
K-12 "buy people" are the educational professionals who have the budget authority or flexibility to make buying decisions about products and services at a school or district level - school administrators, principals, curriculum and instruction directors, technology directors, communication directors, and superintendents. When using a Mindomo subscription, they will be able to:
facilitate quick enrollment for students and teachers, enabling them to use fully premium licenses
give schools a single, less expensive purchase option that includes LTI integrations with Moodle, Blackboard, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Clever, itslearning, Schoology, or an LMS of their choice, and Google Classroom/Apps and Office 365 integrations.
enable teachers and students to get instant access to mind map assignment by using their names and access codes
create student accounts that don't require email registration
A complete feature list can be found here.
Educational personnel includes teachers (both specialized and general), librarians, paraprofessionals, and other related personnel who provide educational service.
Teachers using this subscription will be able to:
- prepare visual lesson plans that include images, videos, and audio materials, etc.
- create assignments to help students acquire critical thinking skills so that they can clearly and objectively understand and explain what they learn
- organize and structure research information and teaching material
- adapt the curriculum to student needs
Librarians using this subscription will be able to:
- organize, manage and spread information in the academic community
- assist students, teachers, and researchers in their research activities, etc.
Students using this subscription will be able to:
- create visual representations of their learning material
- summarize and organize researched information
- find key points in books or lessons and illustrate the connections between them
- review their knowledge before an exam
- prepare for a speech, etc.
Mindomo & 21st Century Critical Skills
To help everyone involved frame their thinking around Mindomo's impact on student development, we've pulled together the shortlist of the 5 most important life skills Mindomo prompts. These skills will help students be successful from elementary school to college and beyond!
Why it's important
We encounter daily problems at work or at home, but it is our second nature to solve them and move forward. As society rapidly advances, so is the complexity of its conflicts. The more we focus on students' ability to solve complex problems effectively in real-time, the more successful those students will become.
How Mindomo prompts problem-solving
A good problem solver always sees more than one solution and looks for new creative and productive ways to address the problem. Creating diagrams in Mindomo will help students see the bigger picture of the problem, ideate on solutions, and make connections that they might have missed otherwise.
Why it's important
In today's fast-paced environment, employers are outsourcing more and more tasks that require linear thinking and routine work. So it's vital to guide students to become analytical thinkers. They will be able to see information from multiple perspectives, thus improving conceptualization, organization, classification, and synthesis.
How Mindomo prompts analytic thinking
Mindomo makes the most out of the way our thinking shapes between synaptic connections and non-linear associations. Creating diagrams will help students foster flexible and organic thinking vital to:
- identify key data and problems
- prioritize what's important
deliver creative, workable solutions
Why it’s important
Imagination and creativity are the traits that fuel the future. While it's challenging to teach it per se, creativity can be fostered. Teachers should encourage imagination and out-of-the-box thinking in their students. They should be teaching students to visualize, ask 'what if?' more often, and think beyond apparent answers.
How Mindomo prompts creativity
The human brain is super fast and loves imagery, so creating vivid diagrams will give students options, unique voices, and choices to promote their creativity. With keywords and short phrases per branch, students will draw much more connections from each thought, broaden their thinking and explore limitless possibilities. Freedom of expression is also reinforced as each student uses the desired colors, shapes, and imagery.
Why it's important
Students of the digital age are social by nature. They text, post, vlog, and constantly co-create in technological environments with their peers. Teachers should focus on designing assignments that enable this sort of collaboration in school, otherwise, students become disengaged and unattached to their learning.
How Mindomo prompts collaboration
Learning with mind maps is enhanced when it is more of a team effort rather than a solo race. Students can collaborate on the same map, at the same time, and see each other's changes in real-time. They will learn from each other as some identify key points, other spot new connections, and generate original ideas.
Why it's important
Students love to communicate using technology. Being able to use digital media effectively is as important as interacting personally with others. Either they create a visual product, chat, or talk face-to-face, students' values and beliefs are defined by how well they communicate with each other. Good communication skills will be a strong asset in both their personal and professional lives.
How Mindomo prompts communication
When students collaborate to create a diagram and present it, they focus on conveying a strong message with less words. Responsible communication practice is also essential and Mindomo has built-in features to endorse it. Teachers can provide students with real-time feedback, individual or group feedback, depending on the assignment type. Students and teachers can discuss directly in Mindomo in the Chat and Comments sections. One can receive daily email notifications of all the recent diagram changes and who made them.