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Mindmoto: Creating Mind Maps


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Activity Description

Mindmoto helps students create mind maps online. They can then share them with others and create presentations. This tool is great for brainstorming collaboratively. The free account offers 3 free mindmaps.

For this activity, students make a mind map, create a presentation of the mind map, and present it to the class.


  1. Get an account at Mindmoto .Review the tutorials and create a sample mind map. 


  1. Discuss mind mapping as a tool to use for organizing, brainstorming, and pre-writing.
  2. Go to the Web site. Demonstrate how to use it showing the mind maps you created or the example one.
  3. Go through the tutorials together.
  4. Make a mind map together.
  5. Assign students to work in pairs or small groups to create a Mind Map.
  6. Use the Example Document - Using Mindomo to Create a Mind Map for an assignment sheet.

Teacher Tips

More Ways

  • Use the on collaborative projects.
  • Mindomo also has apps for iOS and Android, so if you like the tool, you may want to explore using them too.

Program Areas

  • ABE: Adult Basic Education


  • Low
  • Intermediate
  • High
  • All Levels



  • Reading
    • Consumer Skills
    • Critical Thinking/Decision Making
    • Employability
    • Government
    • Health
    • Learning to Learn
    • Vocabulary
  • Reasoning Through Language Arts
    • Essays
    • Mechanics (Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling)
  • Writing
    • Basic Sentences
    • Mechanics (Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling)
    • Paragraph Skills
    • Parts of Speech
    • Report Writing


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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.