IT Resources Advisor at the Institute Don Bosco de Wittenheim (France)
We have 530 students split into 2 colleges.
First of all, a technology college with two 10th Grade classes (Year 11 in the UK) for general and technical education, as well as a Health and Social Sciences Technology stream.
Then we have a vocational college with:
I’m the Information Technology and Communication Manager for Education. My job is to advise the teaching staff about how to use digital resources.
The teachers and the head of the Academic Integration group (ULIS) were very much in favor of it. Our director had been using mind mapping and project management tools for many years. Mind mapping is also mentioned in the programs of several of our streams.
The digital transition brought about by the “Lycées 4.0” project was a big challenge for our teaching staff. MindView has been our primary pathway into the “Lycées 4.0” project, ahead of all other digital resources.
MindView has been adopted very easily, particularly for mind map creation. For more advanced features, we have organized training sessions. I was keen for the teachers to master the export to MS Office. We also trained them in the use of the timeline and the Gantt chart for project planning.
We use it in many different ways: in the classroom where students work in pairs or in small groups using the collaborative features of the online application, and in coaching sessions to help students who are struggling… And as far as the management team goes, we use it to handle college-wide projects.
The fact that it is so versatile. First of all, the tool can be used at different stages of the teaching cycle: introduction to the course, synthesis, review. The tool also won recognition for its ease of use. Its different versions (online for instance) allow all users to take advantage of it, novices as well as seasoned users.