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Feedback re: interactive brain map

Feedback re: interactive brain map

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Hi Everyone,

Wanted to gain some feedback re: this interactive brain map we just created. Some of your content here at Edutopia has served as an inspiration for us to release this interactive infographic discussing the strategies we can use to learn using the brain. I'm really excited to share it! It can also be a possible content idea or resource. Please see it here: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/learning-strategies/. The graphic can be viewed using your desktop (PC/Mac).

I'd love to know what you think of it. Probably a good discussion about learning would help improve this or even get this to be more in-depth! :D

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
Staff

This is a very cool little tool. I enjoyed poking around the virtual brain and reading about what each section does, including the little extras like the story of Phineas Gage.

Two things that might improve the experience:

1) The icons are not always clear. For example, when looking at the Frontal Lobe, the graduation camp and the hourglass implied something other than what was described.

2) More nodes to click on, but I wouldn't want them to appear right away. That might be too much. Instead, a second set of nodes could appear after the user clicks on 3 or 4 of the first set. Just an idea.

Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal
Facilitator 2014

I really like this- it's a nice introduction to the brain and I can see myself using it as part of my teaching around human development and brain-based teaching. I'd love to see you include something about the ways that the different pieces of the brain develop and change (for example, the latency period in the pre-frontal cortex during adolescence.)

Well done!

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