Spicy Nodes is a concept mapping tool that can be used in many different ways. The home site offers suggestions for educators interested in using it as an instructional tool. Basic membership is free. The tool showcases relationships among details of a concept, requiring the user to work with an “economy” of words to communicate the essence of an idea. These nuggets of information take the reader on a synergistic journey, exploring connections among key ideas.
For this week’s blog post around Identity, Team Tiger looked for those nuggets of information nestled in the text that spoke to each of us about identity. We chose several to reflect upon and have shared those with you in this Spicy Node presentation. We hope that it creates a storyline for you about identity, which may, or may not, leave you with the same message that was intended by the Tigers. After all, we each process text in our own way based on all of our life experiences that have influenced our identities.
For the best view, begin by choosing “full screen” (2nd icon from the left) and, because it is a large presentation, it might be best to adjust the “overall zoom level” to 1-2 bars (the small round magnifying glass icon at the bottom of the screen). Then choose the arrow pointing right to begin the show. Be sure to give the Spicy Nodes time to load. Enjoy! TT
Note: If one node is covering the text of another node that you are attempting to read, simply run your mouse over the node (don’t click on it) and the node will be moved to the front for easy reading.
Photos credits: discoveringidentity.com, nevegabem.com, blog.virtuallogistics.ca, crayon2paperier.deviantart.com, colourbox,com, iscb.org.