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December 11th, 2010

The Center for Academic Technology, at the University of the District of Columbia, writes about tools that enable pedagogical innovation to improve the educational experience of students, and  recently wrote about SpicyNodes: SpicyNodes is a neat visual communication tool which represents information in nodes… kinda like how the human brain stores the info… The web can [...]

Top 10 Mind Mapping Uses for Students

November 7th, 2010

The earlier post on 6th graders using SpicyNodes, raises a larger question of what kinds of ways can a tool like SpicyNodes be used by students. Toni Krasnic recently posted Top 10 Mind Mapping Uses for Students, Toni is a visual mapper, educational consultant, and author of  Concise Learning: Learn More & Score Higher in Less Time with [...]

Spicing up 6th grade (Winchester House School)

November 7th, 2010

James, a 6th grade student in the UK, said, “I thought spicynodes was quite fun and it was very clever.” Last month, he and his fellow 6th graders (year 6) at the Winchester House School, in Northants, about 50 miles north of Oxford, England, used SpicyNodes over the course of several lessons based around Internet research, in the ‘Information [...]

SpicyNodes Gets a Nod from Instructional Design Fusions

August 18th, 2010

Thanks to Dianne Rees over at ATOMIC MEME for her shout out to SpicyNodes on the Instructional Design Fusions blog. She walked her readers through the simple steps of creating a course outline using SpicyNodes, and noted that SpicyNodes works well as an instructional design tool. She said, in part: “In addition to creating a [...]