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Inclusive technology

a guide to finding inclusive technology to support your learning.

Mind Mapping

MindManager: MindManager is a commercial mind mapping software application developed by Mindjet . The software provides ways for users to visualize information in mind maps and flowcharts. MindManager can be used to manage projects, organize information, and for brainstorming.

MindManager can be used via the Apps Anywhere service, a web based tool which provides access to software. It can also be downloaded to your own computer on request from DTS. See the MindManager link below:

Fact Mapper: Fact mapper is a mind mapping tool that is part of Text help Read & Write Gold. Fact Mapper allows you to create and annotate maps, and includes an extensive image library. You can also import any images you find yourself, and export the document view of your map to Microsoft Word to help with essay planning.

Watch a video demonstrating Fact Mapper:


Microsoft OneNote comes as part of the Microsoft Office Suite, and  can also be downloaded separately onto your PC if you don't have Office, or as an app onto your mobile device.

Using a layout of pages and sections OneNote allows you to capture and organise content in the form of notes, images, links, websites, video and audio content, and handwritten notes if you have a device that  uses digital ink. Items can be arranged in any way you choose and pages and sections can easily be created, deleted or swapped around, making OneNote an excellent tool storing and arranging information and ideas.

You can watch Microsoft's short OneNote video tutorials, or a more in-depth introduction below.