Tech Tools For Teachers

David Huston

January 2008

This mindmap is a work in progress. I have included only those tools I know from firt hand experience. They are nearly all cross-platform, open source, and free. The two major exceptions are MS PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop Elements--but there are no-cost equivalents for even these tools. Also, many of these tools are part of the "Web 2.0" revolution: they work through your browser (Firefox) and the files are saved in the "cloud", not your hard drive, so they are always accessible, wherever you or your students are.

If you click on the link below, Mindomo will open a working version of the mindmap.

  • Clicking on the + signs will open a branch.
  • Clicking on the - signs will close a branch.
  • If you hover your mouse over a notebook icon, a text box will appear.
  • If you click on it, a window will open displaying that text.
  • The X in the upper right corner of the box will close it.
  • Some of my notes are available on the first level, others are hidden on the second level.
  • You can move around the map with the sliders, bottom and right.
  • You can disclose different levels of the map using the "1-2-3-All" buttons on the top right corner.
  • There is a magnification slider on the bottom right corner.
  • The globe icons are internet connections that will take you to the home page of the application.