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* Imported a concept map
* Imported a concept map

Latest revision as of 15:35, 29 June 2020

Visual Cue Narration
Slide Number 1

Title Slide

Welcome to the tutorial on Concept maps in Teaching and Learning.
Slide Number 2

Learning Objectives

In this tutorial, we will learn to,
  • Add a note to a node
  • Copy text from another program
  • Add icon to a node
  • Join nodes
  • Import a directory structure and
  • Import another concept map
Slide Number 3

System and Software Requirement

To record this tutorial, I am using
  • Ubuntu Linux v16.04 OS
  • Freeplane v1.7.10 and
  • Gedit v3.18
Slide Number 4

Pre-requisites https://www.spoken-tutorial.org

To follow this tutorial,
  • Learner must be familiar with the Freeplane interface.
  • For pre-requisite tutorials, please visit this site.
Slide Number 5

Code Files

  • Files used in this tutorial are provided in the Code files link.
  • Please download and extract the files.
  • Make a copy and use them while practising.
Go to Desktop folder. Go to Desktop.

I have saved the input files on Desktop.

Select teaching.mm, double click to open map. Select the file teaching.mm.

Double-click on file icon and open the map in Freeplane.

Cursor on the map. This is a map on Solar system.

Let’s add, descriptive details to nodes using the Note feature.

Select Moon node.

Right click to the context menu.

Let's add a note to the Moon node.

For this, select the node and right-click to open the context menu.

Choose Edit note in dialog. From the menu, click on the Edit note in dialog.
Cursor on the Edit note in dialog. This opens an Edit note dialog box.
Hover mouse over formatting options and Table pulldown. Formatted texts, and labels can be added to nodes from here.
Cursor on Moon node. I will add a description about Moon here.
Cursor on the dialogue box.

Type Details on Moon and press Enter in the form.

We may type the desired text in the form.

I will type, Details on Moon for title and press Enter.

Cursor on the map. If the text is already present in the computer, it can also be copied here.
Go to Desktop.

Hover mouse next to Moon.txt icon in Desktop directory.

Go to Desktop.

I have the details in a file named Moon dot txt, in the Desktop directory.

Open file in gedit. Double click on the file icon and open Moon.txt in a text editor.

You may use any text editor of your choice.

Press Ctrl-A, then press Ctrl-C.

Close gedit.

Let's highlight all the text in the file and copy it.

Let’s close the text editor.

Press Ctrl+V. Go back to Freeplane and paste the text in the notes box.

You may format the text, font and alignment if desired.

Click on Ok. I will leave it as is and click on the OK button.
Hover mouse next to notes icon on Moon node. Notice an icon of paper and pencil appears next to the Moon node.
Hover mouse on Moon node to show notes tooptip. Hover the cursor over the node, to see the note as tooltip.
Cursor next to Sun node. Next, add icons to the Sun node.
Click on the left side arrow to open icons toolbar.

Click to show View, Controls, Icons toolbar.

Click on the arrow seen on the middle left side, to open the icons toolbar.

You may also click on view, controls and check the box for Icons toolbar.

Cursor on Sun node. I had hyperlinked an mp3 audio file to the node.

Learner may pause the video, and click on the node to play it.

Cursor on the node. I want to add a sound speaker icon to it from the icons list.
Select the Sun node. Select the Sun node.
Scroll down the icons menu. Scroll down the icons toolbar.

The icon will help to identify the link as an audio file, without clicking on it.

Show speaker icon and click on it. Locate the speaker icon.

Click on it to insert it on the selected node.

Cursor next to speaker icon on Sun node. The icon appears on the Sun node.
Cursor on the interface. Next, let's explore the join or merge node option.
Select Teaching aids node. Select the teaching aids node and notice the three child nodes on it.

Hover cursor over force, velocity and acceleration. They are force, velocity and acceleration.

The teacher wants the three concepts together on one node.

Select the three child nodes, force, velocity and acceleration. To merge or join the three nodes, first select all the three child nodes.
Press Ctrl+J and show the merged nodes. Then press Control-J to join the nodes.

Notice the three child nodes are merged or joined as one child node.

Notice that, each node is in a different line.

Click on Edit, Node core, Join nodes with “\n” . The menu alternate is found under Edit, Node core.

There are many options here.

Click on Edit, Node core, Join nodes with “\n” . Control J merges the node contents with a newline between each of them.
Show options in Edit, Node core options. The nodes can also be merged with a space or comma, separation.
Show options in Edit, Node core, split options Notice that, we can also split a long node name, into different nodes.

There are many options seen here, to split the node.

Cursor on the Edit, Node core, split options. Learner may pause the video and practice the join and split options.
Cursor next to January node. Next, let's import a directory structure to the January node.
Show screenshot of class-files directory on Desktop. I want to import the class-files directory from Desktop.
Select January node. First, select the January node.
Click on File, Import, Folder structure. Click on File, Import and Folder structure.

Select the folder to import dialog box opens, prompting the user to choose the folder.

Choose the class-files folder and click on open. Choose the class-files folder in the Desktop directory and click on open.
Unfold class node. Let's unfold the January node.
Hover mouse over added child node. Notice, the files in the directory are hyperlinked to the node.
Cursor on the map. We can also add another concept map to our existing map.
Show the import-map.mm file icon. I will demonstrate it next.

I have a map named import-map dot mm, located in the Desktop.

Cursor on the map. This map can be imported in different ways.
Cursor on the map. Each method gives a slightly different look from the other.
Cursor on February node. I want to attach it to the February node.
Select February node. So, first select February node.
Right click to open the context menu. Select the node and right-click to open the context menu.
Click on Link, Add hyperlink (choose). Click on Link, Add hyperlink (choose).
Choose import-map.mm from Desktop folder. click Open. A dialogue box opens.

Choose import-map dot mm from the Desktop folder and click on Open.

Cursor next to February node to show the arrow. A red arrow appears next to February, indicating a hyperlink.
Press Ctrl+S . I will save the map by pressing Control-S.
Click on File, Import, Linked branch. Now, click on File, Import, Linked branch.
Cursor next to imported map. The map is attached to the February node through it's root node.

We can use the import function to add another concept map.

Create a sibling node to February, name it import. Create a sibling node to February, name it import and select it.
Select the import node.

Press Ctrl+S.

Do not forget to save the map before importing another map.
Click on File, Import, Branch. Click on File, Import, Branch.
Cursor on the dialogue box. A dialogue box opens prompting for the file name.
Choose import-map.mm from Desktop folder and click on Open. Choose import-map.mm from the Desktop folder and click on Open .
Hover mouse on attached map root node. The map gets attached to the import node.

Notice the different ways, maps or directories can get attached to the map.

Click and hover mouse on File, Import, Linked branch without root. The File, Import, Linked branch without root is slightly different from the above.
Cursor on the map. In this option, the map is imported without the root node.

You may pause the video and practise this import option.

Click on File, Save map. Click on File, Save map to save the map.
Click on File, Quit Freeplane. Click on File, Quit Freeplane to quit Freeplane.
Slide Number 6


Now let’s summarize.

In this tutorial we,

  • Added a note to a node
  • Copied text from another program
  • Added an icon to a node
  • Joined nodes
  • Imported a directory to the map and
  • Imported a concept map
Slide Number 7


For assignment activity, please do the following.

Using a map of your choice,

  • Link a video or hyperlink to a node
  • Add a video icon to the node
  • Add icons of your choice to the nodes appropriately
  • Add definition or description of a node as note to it.
Slide Number 8

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Slide Number 11


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