My 10 Favorite Educational Mind Maps

They may look like jumbled and messy flowcharts for the insane, but mind maps are actually extremely useful and perfect tools for brainstorming. You essentially take a flow of ideas and translate them into interconnected webs designed to help clarify your thinking (or mind, as it were).

I love mind maps and am always impressed at the amount of care that goes into the creation of one. They truly resemble the crazy way our brains work as we link together somewhat illogical thoughts to form a cohesive idea. In other words, these following mind maps are actually how are brains all work whether you like it or not.

There are thousands of mind maps out there and even some snazzy tools to help you make your own. The following maps are some of my favorites and hopefully won’t scare you too much. Hopefully they’ll inspire and educate!

Time Management

Creativity & Innovation

Course Structure

E-learning Tools for Schools and Education

11 inventions that changed the world

Play and Learn

There’s more to the web than Facebook

Social Networking in Higher Ed

Web 2.0 Cool Tools for Teachers

An Interesting Look At Internet Millionaire Mindset


  1. Henry

    October 13, 2012 at 8:00 am

    love it!

  2. Lucas Gruez

    October 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Thanks a lot to share this interesting and beautiful mind map. I use mind mapping and concept mapping with my pupils and as trainer with other teachers. It ‘s a very useful tool to teach and to learn.
    To share knowledges about this tools I make a blog (in french) : , and curation ( in french and english):
    I use this comment also to thank a lot Edudemic team for their so many interesting posts. Sometimes I share Infographics on another curation page about DataViz and Visual Thinking:
    Best Regards
    Lucas Gruez

  3. Derek

    October 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Some really good mind maps here – it can be a great way of getting your thoughts on paper and even more importantly sharing them with others. thanks.

  4. Roy Grubb

    October 15, 2012 at 1:00 am

    Nice collection of maps. Can’t identify the others, but “Time”, the first one, is by Paul Foreman of – it’s been widely copied on the Web and long since lost its copyright notice.

    Where are the other non-Mindomo ones from, please?


  5. Philippe Packu

    October 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Thank you Jeff for sharing those great educational mind maps with us. I’m realizing some myself that you may appreciate as well. You can find them here They are voluntary creative and designed with iMindMap, a mind mapping software. They aim to demonstrate among other reasons that tomorrow digital mind maps can be as appealing and efficient as some handmade ones.