SpiderScribe - Cool Tool for Collaboration
picture from spinderscribe.net
SpiderScribe.net has an app available in the Chrome Web Store and is my focus for Collaboration tool for this week. SpiderScribe is a mind mapping tool that gives you the ability to embed a variety of content into your map. The best part of this tool is that students can work on the same map, at the same time, to collaboratively edit and share ideas.
Students will choose from the various tools listed on the left hand side of their maps to import content. They can insert text they type themselves, documents from their Google Drive, pictures, maps, and important dates. All students need to do to add content, is drag and drop the stencil for the type of content they would like onto their map. Then students can draw arrows, linking various content.
Maps can be private, or public, depending on what you are wanting students to do with them. Just like working with a Google Doc, students can collaborate in real time with SpiderScribe allowing them to work together on projects. This feature really makes it stand out among the many other mind mapping tools available.