Finally…the birth of the Concept Map!!!

My concept map

So I decided to try out a new digital tool to create my concept map on why I would use ICTs in the Early Years.
Text 2 Mind Map proved to be a very simple and straightforward tool to use. I produced my concept map within 5 minutes!


But, I thought of trying out a more fancy tool. After singing up and browsing through a few from this brilliant article 10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics by Lepi (2012), I decided to go with

Boy, was I in for a surprise! For the next 2 hours or so, I was stuck at the lap top trying to create my  concept map! is FAR from EASY!!! It took me some time to adjust the lines, the words, etc. Very often I will delete the text box by accident or resize the line instead of the text box because both are too close to each other. aaaahhh

Why did I continue even though it took me so long? – because I have a habit of finishing what I started. I seldom abandon something unless I really cannot see its worth. So what is’s worth? – It’s visual appeal and potential to be a wonderful tool for presentation, information graphics, etc. Also, it is still free at the moment.

However considering the course workload, I have to be more selective and ‘smart’ in knowing when I should explore something further and when I should not.

Lesson learned! 🙂


  • Lepi, K. (2012, August 19). 10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics. Retrieved March 12, 2013, from



7 thoughts on “Finally…the birth of the Concept Map!!!

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  4. I like your post, Megan. I do the same – try and problem-solve to learn a new technology and it nearly always seems to take so much time. We can’t afford to waste time when we have such a huge workload (thankfully it is easing now at last). I will avoid Thanks for warning us!
    I’m sure you’ll do great in the course too 🙂

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