If you are not English: see Translated wiki pages if this tutorial has been translated into your language. This tutorial refers to Freeplane 1. This Freeplane Tutorial Extensions describes a Tutorial with basic terms and how to use the basic Freeplane functions. In addition it contains examples of use cases and concrete instructions how to make these cases. The Tutorial is divided into parts for the Beginner , Advanced user and Professional user.
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Educators consider that concept mapping is a good approach for building skills in students for ideating and organizing ideas; they also find it a great asset for teaching. It is a great tool for students to help them organize their thought processes when writing. Teachers and students can use this application to collaboratively or individually create concept maps on an idea or explore a problem. It is also available for download on Windows and Mac operating systems as well.
Freeplane helps you to create a textual OER with possibilities for linking to additional resources on your computer as well as on the web , adding annotations as well as images. Freeplane allows you to organize and order ideas into a hierarchy connected by lines edges. Nodes can also be linked with free lines connectors and labels. The concept map can be exported as an image as well as a text document. To download mindmap file click here. To learn working with Freeplane, we will start creating a concept map for Digital Story Telling; you will see above that Freeplane has opened a window with a box with text "New mindmap".
You can click on File option to save this map; when the map is saved it will get saved with the name in the root node. Concept maps can be stored in your folders; they are saved with an extension ".
We have created a concept map called Learning Digital Story Telling. After the root node is created, additional ideas are added by adding more nodes, called child nodes. The concept map gets built by adding further child nodes, for topics and sub-topics.
You can keep adding child nodes to any node. Thus you can create a concept map with knowing just two functions — add child node insert and add sibling node enter. In this manner, a concept map can be used to classify and categorise information. To move nodes from one position to other position or to disconnect a node from its current parent and connect it to another parent you can simply click and drag it to its new location. Each node has two positions where you can drop another node. These positions are visible if the cursor is above it.
By simply clicking on the left side different icons, you can add those icons into your nodes. You can add different and multiple icons for each indvidual nodes.
Always give a meaningful file name, reading which you should get an idea of contents. Freeplane saves files with a. You can also export a concept map to image png or jpeg and text odt and html formats. Freeplane also will allow you to type other languagee directly, for typing other languages you need to change font family in Freeplane application by following below steps:.
Note: If you are using older version 1. You need to type it in Libreoffice writer and copy paste it into Freeplane, than select your text pasted node and select your language fonts from the fonts list. Freeplane a good tool to start your resource creation work. You should develop a concept map for the topic you want to develop a resource on. Links between nodes, with web pages, notes explaining concepts can all be inserted in the concept map.
The power of the digital concept map is that you can keep revising the nodes, adding and deleting, moving and copying nodes as you want. This makes the process quite dynamic. Once you have completed your concept map you can share it with your colleagues for feedback with which you can refine the concept map still further. Wikipedia Freeplane website. From Open Educational Resources.
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Freeplane is a free and open source software application that helps you create and edit concept map, as a generic resource. For the purpose of this section, we can treat 'concept mapping' as nearly synonymous with 'mind mapping'.
Making concept maps can support thinking, brainstorming, sharing information and documenting meetings and group processes. This tool has no specific configuration requirements. It is available as a part of Ubuntu custom distribution. There is no concept map creation tool in mobiles, but you can view concept maps In Android Mobiles using Freeplane reader or Simple Mind app.
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I am completely new to Freeplane, just downloaded it this morning. My first impressions are: 1. The UI is not intuitive -- I cannot figure out how to do anything on my own except to edit the text in a node. The tutorial is not helpful -- in fact,it is not a tutorial in any sense of the term.
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