In the era of globalization the development of science and technology more
advanced education. Many instructional media that can be used to support the rapid
advancement of quality education. Authors choosing instructional media mapping method
of thinking (mind mapping) aims to facilitate the learning process and students'
understanding of subjects that are taught at the teacher. Mind mapping method is the
easiest way for children in entering information into the brain and retrieve information from
the brain. Besides that mind mapping is one technique that develops record visual
learning style. Mind mapping the brain to integrate and develop the potential inherent in
children. With the involvement of both sides of the brain, so the child will be easy to
organize and remember any information obtained either in writing or verbally. The
combination of colors, symbols, forms can facilitate children to receive lessons and easier
to absorb these lessons.
Final task of learning media is made specifically for science subjects related to
"Human senses" for 4th grade. Instructional media that will be made based animation, so
this is expected to provide traction and makes it easy for students to understand about the
five senses in humans. Applications are used macromedia flash to create animation,
adobe photosop for image processing are also to set the lighting and color composition,
adobe audition for processing and editing of sound, as well as for its graphic design
writers use coreldraw. Apart from above application authors also use an application that
will help coreldraw swish in making animation.
Electronic learning media with mind mapping method is combination of text
elements, symbols, and colors that will further facilitate students' understanding of the
material being taught, especially about the "five senses of man."
Keywords: instructional media, mind mapping