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Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

Mindomo

Mindomo is a versatile collaborative mind mapping, concept mapping and outlining tool that offers a complete platform to develop ideas and brainstorming interactively. Mindomo's features including sharing, collaboration, task management, presentations and interactive web publication.

With a free account, users have access to:

  • 3 mind maps
  • Sharing, publishing, and collaboration

Mindomo is best for

  • Real-time student/group collaboration. 
  • Essay and project planning and feedback.
  • Presentation planning and building.
  • Online assessment:
    • Grading.
    • Course outlines.

Limitations

  • Free version limits the amount of mind maps you can make and download

Accessibility

While creating and collaborating on a mind map is not accessible, the final product can be exported as an accessible Word document with proper heading navigation. 

Read more about exporting mind maps

Support

Have questions? Mindomo is supported by Library Accessibility Services

Resources

Mindmeister

Mindmeister is an online mind mapping tool that lets you capture, develop and share ideas visually. You can share your mind maps with as many friends or colleagues as you want and everyone can see changes made in the mind map immediately. Collaborators can quickly comment on topics, vote on ideas, or discuss changes in a chat.

With the free account, 

  • create up to 3 mind maps
  • collaborate with tothers
  • email support

Mindmeister is best for

  • Project planning.
  • Team management and meetings. 
  • Brainstorming sessions.
  • Individual and collaborative note taking.
  • Class discussions and activities: 
    • Idea sharing.
    • Project collaboration.

Limitations

  • Limited privacy settings, especially in basic plan. 

Accessibility

  • This tool and whatever your create with it is not accessible.

Resources

Time.Graphics

Time.Graphics is a free online service. Timelines and graphs are easy to create and can be done within minutes by exporting data from various services—Google Analytics, Google Console, Google Play, YouTube, and so on—into the timeline you wish to create.

With a free account:

  • Created timelines are public
  • Users have access to customization features
  • Export to any format

Time.Graphics is best for

  • Illustrative and visual studying. 
  • Analysis:
    • Comparing and contrasting.
    • Data analysis.
    • Making predictions.
  • Progress overview and analysis: 
    • Keeping track of goals, achievements and results.

Limitations

  • Does not allow drag and drop.

Accessibility

This tool and whatever your create with it is not accessible.

Resources

Webjets

Webjets is a platform that allows you to manage any kind of information to have it automatically turned into an interactive card for projects or a social network. This tool acts well as digital asset management.

With a free account, users have access to:

  • 200 cards
  • 2 collaborators
  • 100MB of uploads
  • 1 theme

Webjets is best for

  • Mind mapping.
  • Research and study note organization. 
  • Task management. 
  • Interactive presentations and meetings.

Limitations

  • Gets more complicated as you add more information.
  • Learning curve:
    • Some individuals find that Webjets can be difficult to format.

Accessibility

Because of the visual nature of this tool, it is not accessible. 

Resources

Storyboard That

Storyboard That is an online tool to create a storyboard. It has a simple drag and drop interface and a large collection of custom artwork.  

With a free account, you have access to:

  • Thousands of Customizable Images
  • 2 Storyboards per Week
  • 3 and 6 Cell Storyboards
  • Classic Storyboard Layout
  • Single User Account
  • Watermarks
  • Basic Print Options
  • Upload your own images and designs. 

Storyboard That is best for

  • Organizing ideas for a short project. 
  • Visualizing ideas for different design work, including comics, posters and videos.  

Limitations

  • Free accounts have limited options and are best for smaller projects.
  • May not have all the scenes, objects or characters that you are looking for. 
  • Has a very specific style asthetic that may or may not work with your project. 
  • Some users have complained that it is slow to load and that it isn't updated very often. 

Accessibility

Storyboard That recommends some Chrome extensions for some users with disabilities:

Please visit Chrome Extensions for Accessibility on Storyboard That for more information. 

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