Creating maps together
Publicly editable database of vocabulary maps
What if we could collaborate to change the way people teach and learn languages?
We are Tom and Suzi a young family living in the Czech Republic. We teach English but not in the conventional textbook way. We use maps, vocabulary maps.
What are vocabulary maps?
At first glance you may see just a typical mind map, but when you look closely you will see vocabulary in context. Nouns, verbs, phrases and idioms.. All in pictures.
Who is it for?
Vocabulary maps are for people who think differently. Teachers, students, learners, parents, anybody who likes visual learning and logical thinking. his group is for teachers, students and learners who like vocabulary in context and with pictures.. this group is for visual learners, logical thinkers.
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world use, make and love mind mapping and yet there is no public database of maps for teaching and learning foreign languages vocabulary.
There are two facts about our brain and memory:
80% OF THE INFORMATION WE TAKE IN IS BY OUR STRONGEST SENSE THE SIGHT!
70% OF THE INFORMATION WE REMEMBER/KNOW IS BECAUSE OF THE CONTEXT!
The best way to combine these two facts is not by alphabetic vocabulary in columns and so on, but something we call context visualised maps aka vocabulary maps.
We have created a special public group to which you can easily become a member and help us.
If you are IN just join the group, create/draw small, medium or big map with max of 50 words, upload it and add tags for each word.
The only rule we follow is: keep your map clear and simple as possible.
Do not forget to share it in your communities, with your colleagues and friends, please. Cheers :)
Tom and Suzi
Everything we do is for you. We would be extremely happy to wake up one day and know that we have created the biggest database of vocabulary maps being used by teachers and students of foreign languages all over the world. We believe that design matters so we want every map to be illustrated by a professional illustrator. Unfortunately illustrators are very expensive so to do it we need a lot of money. If you would like to help us with getting illustrations done, please "donate" us. Thank you very much. Tom&Suzi