Free computer science courses, new teaching technology reinvent online education!
Stanford Engineering professors are setting out to add a new level of interactivity to online education by offering three of the university's most popular computer science classes for free. This is a wonderful opportunity for 11th and 12th grade home school high school students to obtain a university experience before attending college. In addition, when the student completes the course they receive a certificate of completion, which looks grate on a college application and curriculum vitae. Check out this link: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2011/august/online-computer-science-081611.html
A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added.
Mind maps have many applications in personal, family, educational, and business situations, including notetaking, brainstorming (wherein ideas are inserted into the map radially around the center node, without the implicit prioritization that comes from hierarchy or sequential arrangements, and wherein grouping and organizing is reserved for later stages), summarizing, as a mnemonic technique, or to sort out a complicated idea. Mind maps are also promoted as a way to collaborate in color pen creativity sessions.Check out Crazy Teaching --> http://www.crazyteacherlady.com/7/post/2012/01/mindmaps-students-making-their-own-meaning.html