Posted in Sample Idea Map at 6:31 pm by cristine goldberg




Population Solutions

Population Solutions

Absent for far too long with health issues.  I wanted to post this map about population issues from a fairly new mapper at the time it was drawn.




Planning a Workshop

Posted in Sample Idea Map tagged , , at 11:48 pm by cristine goldberg

Beginning map of workshop

Beginning map of workshop

This is an example of how I would begin planning for a workshop.  This particular map is of a possible plan for a Writer’s Workshop for teachers.  The map will be redone when I have to start developing the complete workshop.  This was my effort to get something downon paper – the beginning.  Click on image for a larger view.


Another Asian Map

Posted in Sample Idea Map tagged , , , , at 12:46 pm by cristine goldberg

Asian_map_04Here you will see another take on the police responsibilities (at least that is my take on it – what does a policeman do? ).  This was created during a “how to” make a map course.  Click on the image to view it in a larger format.


Mapping in any language

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 4:41 am by cristine goldberg

Asian_map_07Lately I have had several emails asking me if it is possible to map in another language.  I can only say, why not?   The concepts of mapping work no matter what the language.  Mapping is used throughout the world and the only difference is that unless we understand the language, we will not understand the map.  I am posting a photo of one of several Asian maps that I have collected to illustrate my point that you can use it in any language.  What is important is your idea and that’s why IdeaMapping can cut to the chase and make major points as well as complete concepts in a small, convenient IdeaMap.  Click on the image to see it enlarged.


Sample map from certification

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 3:14 pm by cristine goldberg

The map below is a sample of a map created by Liza Seiner, a fellow Certified Idea Mapping Instructor, at the Palm Beach April 2008 certification training.  Liza makes very nice maps and you can readily see that this map is about eating healthier.  Notice the large amount of information that can be conveyed in one page.  Sample Map


Who am I? Why am I here?

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 10:27 am by cristine goldberg

My small business is GAL – Goldberg Advanced Learning.  I conduct workshops on idea mapping across the spectrum of uses.  In my day job, I am actually an assistant professor at the University of West Georgia in the department of Media and Instructional Technology.  As mapper since 1976, I know the power of mapping and what it can do for you in any field.  People always ask me why I am so productive.  The secret, put simply, is mapping.  My specialty is education, however, my most important success (in my mind) is Gustavo Chicarino from Brasil.  Gustavo works for an international corporation and uses Mind Manager to work with his projects.  He has written articles and book chapters about his experiences with mapping.  I will post a map from him in the near future.

You can reach me, Cristine Goldberg




Mapping in class

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 6:40 pm by cristine goldberg

Normally I use my tablet pc to draw out a quick map when working with students and it is projected to the front of the classroom.  At the start of summer school, the hardware was not working and the instructor who was using the room before me warned me as I walked in.  Because I am an idea mapper, I simply used hand drawn maps on the whiteboard to discuss a needs assessment from A to Z.  The tried and true, who, what, where, why, how worked perfectly and we did not miss a beat.  Moral of the lesson: Traditional hand drawn maps have many uses and this is one of them.