Mind Maps are well known visual thinking tools which were first devised by Tony Buzan. In his books, Buzan illustrates how the process of mind mapping mirrors the function of the human brain by focusing not only on language, but also on pattern, colour, images and symbols. The Mind Map is therefore a powerful tool for brainstorming, visual thinking, creativity and problem solving. Four members of the Thinking Skills team are accredited Mind Map trainers. Software known as "imindmap" is available for the use of both pupils and teachers and is installed on the Netbooks and Laptops which are available for pupils' home use.