Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Concept Mapping with PowerPoint

The 2007 PowerPoint edition has a nice feature called SmartArt. This new capiblity turns PowerPoint into a powerful Concept Mapping Tool.

Read about concept mapping in Wikipedia


Read and watch the demo:
Spice up your text with SmartArt graphics at

View each PowerPoint slide as a canvas. Don't forget that you can break through the templates and just use the drawing tools to create your own modesl and diagrams. 

See these two video to show you how to build a concept map from scratch rather than using the smart art auto templates:

PowerPoint can also be used as a basic photo editor as well. Once you make your concept map don't forget you can then take a screen shot and upload your image into another document or up on the web.

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