I have discovered the free website bubbl.us
This website lets you brainstorm and create mind maps online and they can be saved on your own computer as a jpg or saved on the website for later editing.
Of course, this versatile tool could be utilised for any brainstorm of any topic in any subject.
But it is particularly useful for encouraging students to develop a higher order of thinking - moving from concrete concepts through an awareness of the senses to abstract concepts.
Using the contrasting ideas of dark and light, I have demonstrated above what can be developed.
The design is very adaptable.
*The bubbles can be moved around.
*Connecting lines (labelled) can be placed where needed.
"Colours may add a new dimension of association of ideas.
And the final result could be part of a powerpoint revision summary of a topic.
To teach is to keep learning