Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wiki Mind Map - Visual Webs of Wikipedia Entries

Wiki Mind Map is a resource for visually exploring Wikipedia. Wiki Mind Map is essentially a search engine for Wikipedia articles that uses the Google Wonder Wheel concept. Enter a search term into Wiki Mind Map and it will generate a web of links to Wikipedia articles about your chosen search term. Wiki Mind Map will also include related search terms within your web. In the image below you can see the web that Wiki Mind Map generated when I entered the search term "fishing."

Applications for Education
Wiki Mind Map could be a useful tool for students who need some help choosing alternate search terms or need help refining their information searches.

Here are some related items that may be of interest to you:
The Full Wiki - Wikipedia Meets Google Maps
EyePlorer - Visually Explore Wikipedia
VisWiki - Visual Wikipedia