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Mind Mapping for Girl Scouts
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Facilitating today: April 8, 2014
Jan Oestreich
Betsy Connell
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Agenda
•Introductions/Background context
•Who’s here and what’s your experience
•Guidelines and examples
•Personal application - putting together a presentation
•Group application
•Takeaways
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Learning Outcomes
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Describe Mind Mapping method
Summarize various Mind Mapping applications
Discuss 3 Mind Mapping Applications in work and in life
Practice Mind Mapping using specialized software
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Write 1-2 words you associate
with the concept of mind
mapping…..
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A mind map is a diagram used to
visually outline information. A mind map
is often created around a single word or
text, placed in the center, to which
associated ideas, words and concepts
are added.
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The case for creativity…
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Breakout Discussion
1—Say hello
2—Share: your experience with
mindmapping (how you’ve used it;
where it was useful)
3—What do you hope to get out of
today’s webinar
Take 8 minutes
Be ready to share some highlights of your discussion
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Mind Mapping ApplicationsPractical
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Exploring thoughts, beliefs and assumptions
Planning
Organizing
Creative Thinking
Making Associations
Gaining Insights
What are some more?
Life Planning
Personal Growth
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Mind Mapping ApplicationsExploratory
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Note-Taking
To-do lists
Capturing information in meetings, lectures
Preparing for meetings
Projects Designs or reviews
Creating Agendas
Planning a party or event
Presentation
Team Meetings
Moving to a new place
Decorating a room
What are some more?
Learning
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Conceptual Introduction to
Mind Mapping
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Mind Mapping Guidelines
• Begin with your image/idea/topic, in the center
• Write down whatever thought comes into your head in
whatever order it comes to you
• Draw branches for new thoughts, dimensions or topics
• Draw sub branches to cluster related thoughts
• Create simple labels
• *Look for Connections*
• Speed over neatness!
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Mind Map Guidelines
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Traditional “Outline” approach
Topic = Favorite Vacation spot
“Ocean City, NJ”
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What’s the first
thing I should
cover?
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Your favorite
vacation spot
Create your own
version of this
on a piece of paper
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Discussion
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Tell us about your map
What surprised you?
Did any connections take you by surprise?
How many “new” thoughts emerged?
What did you learn?
What will you do next with the information in your map?
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Now let’s work on a map
together:
Girl-Led Trip Planning!
• The cookie sale was successful—the girls want
to use the profits to take a trip
• 15 girls: Cadette/Senior Girl Scouts
What do they need to do?
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Troop Trip
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Sample Mind Map of this course
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Wrap-Up & Commitments
When you are ready, use the talk button or chat box to tell us
your response to one of the questions below…
1. Why would you create a Mind Map?
2. How could this concept help in your work?
3. What upcoming task could you use this tool to
accomplish?
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Thank you!
Jan Oestreich
Betsy Connell
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