Use Mind Map in Teaching – During Class PresentationCindy
Using mind maps in teaching is becoming more and more popular. From my 2 years’ experience working as an English teacher, I can tell that the way a teacher presents a class matters a lot to the result. This blog is going to instruct you to deliver a presentation during class in five steps with Edraw MindMaster.
Step 1: Attract Students’ Attention
If you show all the content on the mind map you’ve prepared at the beginning of the class, you’ll find it difficult to attract students’ attention and interest in your class. Something dynamic will help a lot.
1. To attract students’ attention to the content of this class, prepare an interesting video news report on the interest rate as a lead-in.
2. Add the Internet address and description of the video as a hyperlink.
Step 2: Link to Previous Classes
If you have used mind maps as your teaching materials in previous classes, it’s convenient to build connections among these materials and use them anytime necessary.
1. For example, in the last class, I used a mind map about basic knowledge of interest rate. First, I need to share this mind map with a link to an Internet address.
2. Insert the sharing link of the previous mind map as a hyperlink to relevant topics. If the link is successfully built, a link icon will appear on the upper right of the topic shape and it will go to the link if you click on it.
Step 3: Introduce New Materials
Besides information on textbooks, teachers often search the Internet for more teaching materials such as Google drive.
1. Store your materials on Google drive and share them with sharing links, and then insert more links to the corresponding topic.
2. Once all the materials needed are inserted by hyperlinks. You can skip of installing various applications to open them ( local files). Since they are all introduced in by links, a browser can get everything done.
Step 4: Video Tutorials for Students
It happens often that some students are not able to digest the knowledge in class and they need more time to understand and fathom out all the points. In this case, a video recording the class would help them a lot. All the teacher need is to hold a camera with a tripod in the back of the classroom to record the class.
1. Cut the video into clips which correspond to the relevant part. Insert the video link as a hyperlink to corresponding points.
2. Insert relationship lines to mark the relation so that students can understand immediately.
Once all the steps are done, students can watch the video tutorials with a click on the hyperlink icon.
Step 5: Homework
Checking homework in a mind map saves teachers much time waiting for all the students submitting their homework. This can be done in Edraw MindMaster team cloud.
Go to “Team Cloud” in “Save As” option, create a new group and invite students to join through team number or email.
2. Add homework as a task and set the expiry date.
3. Let every student submit their homework as a hyperlink with their name as the description.
Above are steps of using mind maps in teaching Interest Rate during class. The next article will offer an introduction to using mind maps after class. You may try preparing your class with a mind map right now!