SpiderScribe is an online mind mapping and barinstorming tool. This is the best mind mapping tool I have seen online and the best thing is, it’s FREE! You can add text, images, upload files to be accessed from your mind map, include a calendar of events or special dates or include a map. All the items added to your mind map are called stencils. These stencils can be customized by changing their colour, line thickness etc. You can collaborate with others on the same mind map if you choose. The best feature of all is you can embed your mind map into a blog or website. This allows students and teachers to share their creations through classroom blogs or websites. The Free version allows you unlimited public maps, 3 private maps and 300Mb of file and image space. There are paid options available. Be sure to check out the video tour of this product on their website.Pin It
Popplet is basically an online mind mapping tool. It is a way to present your ideas or work with others to share ideas. You create boxes, which are called ‘popples’, where you can add text, photos from flickr, facebook or from your computer. You can add YouTube clips as well. Then you can go about creating new ‘popples’ and linking them. Popplet is still in beta and is free to use. There is an iPad app available as well. There is a lite version for free and a full version available for $5.49 Aus. The lite version only allows you to create one popplet. The full version allows you to work with unlimited popplets and includes features such as online integration, realtime collaboration, PDF export, VGA support and more.
Below is a video preview of Popplet:
Popplet Website: http://popplet.com/
Popplet iTunes app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popplet/id374151636?mt=8
Popplet lite iTunes app store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/popplet-lite/id364738549?mt=8