The Kidspiration project came easy to me once I figured out the basic functions of the program. I can see why this program is designed for kids, it is very simple to use, yet allows nearly limitless creative freedom. Since you are able to import your own pictures, any project you work on can have your own personal touch.
I enjoyed representing this aspect of my life via Kidspiration. This was much more enjoyable than writing a paper describing my friends and family. With Kidspiration, I was able to use my own photos and color schemes. A typed paper can be boring to read, but the Mind Map draws the viewer in right away. My fellow classmates had some differing opinions about this program. One friend, Sara, enjoyed the Kidspiration program when she made her Mind Map. However, my friend Kaylee was not thrilled about having to use the software for one of her class assignments because she was not familiar with it yet.
One could use this technology to cater to various students with different learning styles. For example, if a 5th grade teacher was teaching students about the different branches of government, the teacher could use Kidspiration to visually portray the concept. The teacher could go further and map out how a bill becomes a law. This would not only appeal to visual learners, but also students who learn things by logic and sequence. To reinforce the idea, the teacher could ask the students to recreate the branches of government in Kidspiration.