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  1. 1. Creating Mindmaps- Gliffy Style By Trisha Bauer ED 5670 Literacy & Technology July 30, 2008
  2. 2. www.gliffy.com
      • Making graphic organizers: mindmaps, flowcharts, etc.
      • Drawing floor plans
      • Creating other types of visual representations
  3. 3. What is a Mindmap?
      • Graphic organizer
      • A visual way to organize information
      • Let's you visualize and interpret information easily
  4. 4. Why Use Gliffy?
    • Advantages:
      • It's online
      • Use many types of shapes and colors
      • Upload own pictures
      • Use pictures from the Internet
      • Share and collaborate with others
      • Easy to use
  5. 5. How Does Gliffy Work?
    • Create drawings on the workspace:
  6. 6. Make a Shape
    • Step 1: Drag a shape
    • to the workspace
    Step 2: Add text and change the colorand font.
  7. 7. You can change the background color... and use the grid to help you.
  8. 8. Other Options
      • File: Open, Save, Print, Save As a Picture
      • Edit: Undo, Cut, Paste, Delete
      • Share: Publish and Embed into your websites
      • Create: Textbox, Ellipse, Rectangle, Connectors
      • Modify: Color, scroll through projects
      • View: Save, Print, Zoom
  9. 9. Save Options
      • Dont forget to save your work!
      • Gliffy saves every version of your work
      • You can always go back to another version and start over
  10. 10. Adding More Shapes
      • Shapes come from left toolbar
      • Drag arrows from UML
  11. 11. Text Boxes
    • Click the A to create text boxes
    Add arrows by clicking UML
  12. 12. Final Details
      • Add details with shapes and arrows
      • Make them c o l o r f u l !
      • Use the right toolbar! It's fun!
  13. 13. You created amindmapwithGliffy!
  14. 14. Web 2.0
      • You can also publish your mindmap to your website or blog.
      • Click on Publish & choose how you want to share it online.