Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Chrome Ext. Coggle

Coggle is a great mindmapping tool. It allows you to add pictures and change the colors of the lines to better represent your idea.  Coggle auto-saves your work, so you can back to it and pick up where you left off.
It's connected with Google Drive, so your Coggle's are auto-saved to your Drive. You can also easily download it as a pdf. You can invite others to work on the same image.

For my lesson, we watched the movie Stand and Deliver. I know, really old, but the themes are still applicable today. Then, I asked my students to create a mindmap using Coggle on "ganas" or the desire to succeed. They had to think of all the people and things that help them and all the obstacles. They added pictures to the main themes and changed the color of the branches if they were a different idea. The last thing they did was to use their Coggle to write a self-reflective essay on Google Docs. Because Coggle syncs with Google Drive, it made it easy for students to submit their Coggle to me on Google Classroom, as well as pull the image up to write their essay.

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