Concept maps are valuable tools for visualizing complex ideas and creating a concrete image of abstract thoughts. Thanks to technology, we can easily create concept maps digitally using tools like Google Slides. In this blog post, we will walk you through the steps to create a concept map in Google Slides.
Step 1: Open Google Slides
Access Google Slides by logging into your Google account and navigating to Google Drive. From the “New” button, select Google Slides from the drop-down menu.
Step 2: Create a Blank Presentation
Once you are in Google Slides, click on the + button to create a new presentation. Choose a blank slide for your concept map.
Step 3: Select Shapes
On the toolbar at the top of the page, click on the “Insert” button, then select “Shape” from the drop-down menu to start creating your concept map. You can choose different shapes such as rectangles, circles, or ovals depending on your preference.
Step 4: Add Text to Shapes
Double-click on the shape to add text. This will usually be the main idea or concept. You can add more shapes for sub-ideas and connect them accordingly.
Step 5: Connect Shapes with Lines
Again, from the “Insert” button, select “Line” or “Arrow” to connect your shapes. The lines or arrows will serve as the relationships between your concepts.
Insert -> Line -> Arrow
Step 6: Customize Your Concept Map
Customize your concept map to make it more appealing and easier to understand. You can change the colors of the shapes, adjust the font and font size of the text, and reposition the shapes and lines as needed.
Step 7: Save and Share Your Concept Map
Once you’re done, you can save your concept map by clicking on the “File” button then select “Save”. You can also share your concept map with others by clicking on the “Share” button on the top right corner of the page.
Concept maps are an excellent tool for learning, brainstorming, and planning. With Google Slides, creating and sharing these maps is now easier than ever. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this powerful tool and bring out the best in their academic, professional, or personal projects.
Stay tuned for more helpful tips and tricks on using Google tools. Happy mapping!