Monday 29 December 2014

2015 Pre-school Engagement Programme - Session 5

Mindmaps enable us to link and present relationships of ideas in a diagrammatic way. There are several online mindmapping platforms, and many allow us to collaborate with others online.
Some of these online mindmapping platforms also allow us to insert images, video clips and hyperlinks to relevant websites. Mindmeister and Popplet are examples of such online apps.

Mindmeister Activity

Create a MindMeister account using your SST account, which is essentially a Google account. 

  1. Go to and click on the Sign in button on the top right hand corner.
  2. In the pop-up, choose more -> Google Apps 
  3. Key in "" and click "Sign in".
You are ready for your first mindmeister mindmap! Check out the videos on this site for tutorials to get started with MindMeister.

Mindmeister Task

  1. Generate a to-do list for the first day of school in Google Doc.
  2. Convert the list to a mindmap using the Mindmeister Google Doc add-on. Watch the following video for the how-tos.
  3. Embed and publish your google Doc in your blog.

Popplet Activity

1. Create a Popplet account

2. Identify one Maths topic you learnt in primary school (e.g. Decimals, Fractions, Model Drawing).
Create a mindmap to present what you understand about these topics. It should include

  • Vocabulary, the list of words related to the topic 
  • Formulas that are related to the topic
  • Properties, if applicable (e.g. Geometry)
  • Real world applications that you can think of
The mindmap should include text, hyperlinks to relevant websites and images.

Here's an example (incomplete):

3. Click at the "Share" button to display the various options of display.

4. Select the HTML code under "embed it" and copy it.

5. Login to your blog. Create a new post entitled, "Mindmap of .... (topic)".
Switch the posting mode to "HTML" and paste the HTML codes there.

6. The post will look like this: