Mindmap

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A mindmap, also written mind map, is a diagram used to represent words and ideas linked to and arranged around a central key word or idea.

Often used with brainstorming activities, mindmaps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving and decision making, and are similar to concept maps in that they are graphical tools for organizing and representing relationships among concepts.

Useful for pre-teaching words in the context of words students already know, and revising newly-learnt words.

Shorter versions are ideal for warmers or coolers.

As they link ideas, mindmaps are better suited to learning new words and/or revising old ones than the traditional list format and students should be encouraged to make their own ones for homework, etc.

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