Free Mind Map allows you to build, save, share and print arbitrary mind maps absolutely free.
Edraw Mind Map is a vector-based freeware with rich examples and templates. Easy to create basic flow charts, mind map, brainstorming diagram and sketch map.
Edraw Mind Map English Version (freeware)
Ready Made Symbols for Mind Map
The follow template is some logical shapes for draw a mind map.
The follow symbols are part of the classic symbols in the mind mapping diagram.
Examples of Mind Mapping
Through our mind mapping software, you can visualize your thinking and quickly arrange and organize your work, all to benefit you as well as people around you.
Mind Mapping Examples in Edraw Max Professional
Mind Mapping Examples in Edraw Mind Map Freeware
Mind mapping (or brainstorming diagram) involves writing down a central idea and thinking up new and related ideas which radiate out from the centre. By focusing on key ideas written down in your own words, and then looking for branches out and connections between the ideas, you are mapping knowledge in a manner which will help you understand and remember new information.
Look for relationships - Use lines, colors, arrows, branches or some other way of showing connections between the ideas generated on your mind map. These relationships may be important in you understanding new information or in constructing a structured essay plan. By personalizing the map with your own symbols and designs you will be constructing visual and meaningful relationships between ideas which will assist in your recall and understanding.
Draw quickly on unlined paper without pausing, judging or editing - All of these things promote linear thinking and the idea of mind mapping is to think creatively and in a non-linear manner. There will be plenty of time for modifying the information later on but at this stage it is important to get every possibility into the mind map. Sometimes it is one of those obscure possibilities that may become the key to your knowledge of a topic.
Write down key ideas - Some students find that using capital letters encourages them to get down only the key points. Capitals are also easier to read in a diagram. You may, however, wish to write down some explanatory notes in lower case. Some students do this when they revisit the mind map at a later date while others write in such things as assessment criteria in this way.
Put main idea in the centre - Most students find it useful to turn their page on the side and do a mind map in "landscape" style. With the main idea or topic in the middle of the page this gives the maximum space for other ideas to radiate out from the centre.
Leave lots of space - Some of the most useful mind maps are those which are added to over a period of time. After the initial drawing of the mind map you may wish to highlight things, add information or add questions for the duration of a subject right up until exam time. For this reason it is a good idea to leave lots of space.