a cool mind map on how to write a great speech.
How good are you at following (or writing) instructions?
instructions below were written for
out yourself how the new Word enables you to build a mind map with
Before you create your mind map about how to write a great speech, write new instructions
that apply to the current version of Word you are using, for anyone in your class who needs
Open a new Microsoft Word document and click
File / Page-Setup…
/ Landscape , to turn
your page sideways.
2. Then do a Google / image search and
type in clipart boy or clipart
girl. Find and open up a small picture (about 3 cm) you like, and
paste it in the middle of your page.
Click View / Toolbars
/ and tick Drawing. This will
put the drawing tools and AutoShapes
at the bottom of your screen.
Click your picture on your page and then Click Draw / Text
Wrapping / Behind
Text. This will enable you to move your picture anywhere on your
5. Click Insert / Text
Box / and put a small text box on your page. Click your page with
the little black cross, to make the text box. But don’t click anywhere inside the larger box that says ‘place your
Move the small text box under your picture of the child. Click
the little paint brush (line
Colour) at the bottom of your screen and select
No Line for your text
box. (Remember to use the little blue Undo
Typing arrow at the top of
your screen if you make a mistake.)
7. Type How to write a great speech in your text box.
8. Click AutoShapes / Callouts
and the oval or cloud
callout (speech balloon.) Make as many speech balloons as you can
fit on your page, come from the picture of the boy or girl.
(Try and fit 8)
9. Fill in the speech
balloons with information on how to give a great speech. Use
each speech balloon to explain a different aspect of preparing or giving
a great speech. Use your own words.
Get the information you need from the Internet (only use sites written
for students) For example:
(Right click 'open the first link in a new
The following links will only open
to the right page if you copy and paste the
links into new tabs on your browser :
or use the resources on your school/college intranet site.
11. Save your mind map on how to write a great speech, to your personal
folder. When it is finished paste it in your book.
Optional Extra, if you have
access to a coloured printer! (You can Email your mind map or carry it
on a removable storage disk to where you have access to a coloured
a) Click your callouts to get the gray outline and then click the little
pouring paint from a can icon at the bottom of your screen. Colour in
your callouts in light colours that still allow you to read your text.
b) Click Format / Background
select an appropriate colour for your page background.
The best mind maps will could be
published on the school intranet/Internet.
(Note: In any marking
criteria, no. 9 above, would
the most mark weighting.)