Top 6 Free and Easy Web-based Mind Mapping Tools for Education

Mind maps help children visually represent words and ideas, organize their thoughts, and make plans. They can be used on many levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – to sort, classify, visualize, make connections, organize, generate, create and so much more. For more information, click here.

Many children have drawn mind maps by hand. I noticed that this makes it difficult to edit, save, share, or collaborate in the process. These simple and free virtual tools make all this possible, with no installation required.

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Create, save, collaborate, and share completely organic looking mind maps online including images, hyperlinks, and more.

Brainstorm online with this simple and free, flash based web application that allows you to create colorful mind maps that you can share with others, save as an image, email, print, or embed in your site.

www.gliffy.com

This online diagram software allows you to easily draw and share all sorts of professional-quality charts, diagrams, technical drawings, floor-plans, and much more.

www.mind42.com

Manage all your ideas alone or in collaboration with others. You can include even wiki articles and easily publish or share your mind maps.

www.mindmeister.com

This is a collaborative mind mapping application with real-time brainstorming that allows you to simultaneously work on maps with friends and colleagues and see changes as they happen.

www.wisemapping.com

Design colorful mind maps that allow you to link documents, share with friends, or embed into your own web page or blog.

Looking for more extensive mind mapping software? Check out this blog post with 30 + mind mapping tools organized by free and paid memberships.

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