Danielle Meirick - Idea Map of Her Genetics Notes

Christina Gednalske - Idea Map of Her Future

The Spring 2010 semester’s Idea Mapping experiment at Luther College has an exciting new twist.  Tim Schweizer’s fall 2009 students  used idea mapping to summarize a book of their choice. (You can search on Tim’s name and find many of these examples including some of his own.) This time around the assignment was completely different.

Dr. Schweizer spent one 60-minute class teaching them the concepts and guidelines of Idea Mapping. They read chapters 2-5 of the Idea Mapping book, and then spent a second 60-minute class practicing and applying their new skills.

Their assignment was to create an idea map that would be relevant to them either personally, professionally, or academically. He gave them several topic suggestions and allowed for either hand drawn or computer generated maps.

Idea Maps #238 & #239 – above you will find two very different and unusual maps. The top one was created by Danielle Meirick.  This idea map comes from her studies on genetics. The second one is from Christina Gednalske to help her think about her future including her education, travels, career, and interests. Thank you both for sharing these!