Main subject: Crafts
related subject: Languages, Art
Duration: 30 minutes.
Age groups: Age 11, Age 12
Submitted by: Pasi Kallio Finland
To practice mind mapping and planning in the context of preparing to work on a specific project that the crafts teach (for example, making a small toy boat made of wood).
Implemented digital tools:
Apple devices with registered accounts to www.gingerlabs.com; internet connection for all
Supported digital competence for student:
Digital content creation, Problem solving
Elaboration of the competences:
Pupils design mind maps, and explain their individual plans for the wooden boat. Pupils use visual tools to help them demonstrate their plan and, optionally, their mind map.
Apple devices reserved; registration completed for all
First, teacher shows what a mind map is by sharing a ready-made mind map and construction scheme at the website gingerlabs.com. For example, the teacher introduces the construct of a wooden box by visually describing the type of wood needed, the type of connecting materials (nails, glue…), the finishing steps (painting, polishing, etc.) while also explaining the concept of a mind mapping the project with a specimen.
Pupils design mind maps of their own type at sharelabs.com, and explain their individual plans for the wooden boat. Pupils use visual tools to help them demonstrate their plan and, optionally, their mind map as well.
Once they are finished, pupils need to return their plans and mind maps to the teacher using Notability. Teacher gives them feedback of their progress through Notability.