During the IPON 2011 Education & ICT conference and exhibition, I held four mind map sessions using Papershow. Papershow is a great tool for making hand-drawn mind maps and presenting them at the same time on a big screen. One of the topics I used for the live mind map sessions was applications of mind mapping in the classroom. I asked teachers that attended the sessions to come up with as many ideas as possible. This is the resulting mind map of the four Papershow sessions.
I know on the basis of mind map trainings that students using mind maps (if used in a proper way) get better results. I also noticed that the amount of schools having implemented mind mapping in their curriculum is relatively low. In the interest of pupils, that should change. As one of the (mind mapping) teachers on IPON 2011 said to me: “Mind maps are really like Moleskine notebooks for the brain”.