I tried out this new tool I found called Coggle and it’s actually pretty decent. There isn’t much room for customization but the interface is very intuitive and clean. The best thing is you can make any branch into another Coggle that clicks and opens to a whole new map. Plus it’s also Google Drive-integrated.
As your lead co-learner, one of the balances I seek to strike is a balance between giving you all the tools you need for our inquiry and overwhelming you with info. I suspect that if I asked for a call of hands, people would think I’ve come closer to the “overwhelming with info” part. However, since there seems to be a bit of fuzziness around mindmaps versus concept maps, the very short explanation is that a mindmap is more hierarchical and only labels nodes; concept maps are more network-like and label edges (connections between noses) as well as nodes. Here is a guide that I worked up awhile back around mindmaps and concept maps.
This is what a concept map looks like:
Source: The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct Them