Session 1 Assignment:

Think About It: Does the choice of technique say anything about the popularity or effectiveness of the technique, or was it because they were the first two in the TLAC book?

No Opt Out - 14
Right is Right - 13
Positive Framing - 5
100% - 4
Precise Praise - 4
Do It Again - 2
J Factor - 1

#1 No Opt Out

Think about it: Does the use of color make a difference when working with concept maps/graphic organizers?

#2 Right is Right





#36 100%

Think About It: What's the difference in the connecting lines between the bubbles and what's the significance of directional arrows and connecting lines in a concept map?


#39 Do It Again

Think About It: How did this person exceed assignment expectations?


#43 Positive Framing


Think About It: What are the colors, directional arrows and connecting lines in the following concept map representing? Is it clear to you? Why or why not?

#44 Precise Praise


#46 The J Factor

And last but definitely not least, one of my fav techniques, The J Factor. Dane, thanks for including this one. You were the one and only!


Some Last Words on

There are certainly other concept mapping programs available that have more features but usually the more the features the greater the complexity and price. Concept maps in can also be linked to. Click here to view a concept map I created on my last thoughts on and some of the advantages and disadvantages of it.

Finally, concept maps created using can be exported as an htm document in addition to a graphic file like we practiced in our homework. These htm files are excellent for outlines, note-taking, etc. Here's an example of what that document looks like: