Tools for planning

Following on from my last post about getting back into the swing of things, I’m now at the planning stage.

 

Last week, I sat down with a mid-morning snack and asked myself a series of questions:

What am I going to do with my time (after finishing my Master’s degree) until I have a full schedule?

What new skills can I learn?

What existing knowledge can I build on?

Where do I want to be?

And, most importantly:

How can I get there?

 

So what tools are out there to help you map out your ideas?

*Bubbl.us

https://bubbl.us

Free, but pretty basic.

*Spiderscribe

http://www.spiderscribe.netWatch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

Free and paid options, depending on your intended usage.

*Prezi

www.prezi.com

Generally used for presentations, but it can be a great visual tool for brainstorming. If you want to try it out, here’s a handy template for using Prezi as a mind mapping device.

 

Want something a little different?

*Good ol’ pen and paper

There’s a lot to be said for online tools, but I do love to map out my ideas by hand. I learn best by seeing and/or doing, plus I love an excuse to dust off my coloured pens…

I also love this free printable brainstorm sheet:

Free printable brainstorming sheet via http://www.theflourishingabode.com

Free printable brainstorming sheet via http://www.theflourishingabode.com

What’s your favourite way to organise your ideas?

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This article was written by: Megan Onions

  1. 2 Comments

    • Emeline Jamoul says:

      For me, nothing works better than a good old sheet of paper and my colorful Stabilo pens :)!

    • Glad I’m not the only one, Emeline! Thanks for reading and commenting 🙂

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