Teacher Review For Mindomo (mind mapping)

Plenty of options, but a slightly difficult interface.

Todd B.
Classroom teacher
Lancaster Mennonite School
Lancaster, PA
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science
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My Rating 3
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
I use this when I need to make mind maps for myself when creating a project or a presentation.
My Take
Mindomo is a mindmapping tool, free to use, with plenty of flexibility. I've experimented with it a fair amount with the goal of using it for students to map projects and research and possibly even flowcharts for computer programs. However, I stopped short of using it in the classroom or even recommending it for students to use on their own. The interface is a bit confusing to use, requiring a fairly long time to create a document. The controls are not quite intuitive, and customizing the arrows and boxes takes too many steps. More effort to make the interface natural would greatly benefit.