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American Association of School Librarians - 7 views

    The "Top 25" Websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

Tim Cunningham

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity | Video on - 4 views

    It might be 5 years old, but it still holds true. What has happened since then
Patti Porto

Draw a Stickman - 4 views

    Even for those who consider themselves drawing impaired (like me) you participate in a simple online adventure by drawing simple objects
Vicki Davis

ADAA Gallery - Adobe - 5 views

    See the student work in this gallery for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards. I'm an Adobe Education Leader and have learned a lot about graphic design and their programs through this opportunity. We can always learn more about how to teach graphic design and visual composition - even us rank and file "geeky people." Wow!
Vicki Davis

Adobe Announces Finalists for the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards! (Adobe Featured... - 2 views

    adobe has their 2011 Adobe Design Achievement awards that honors the best student work with the program. These students will travel to Taipei, Taiwan and showcased in a ceremony. Here is information on the competition.
Ben Curran

2229 Ways To Stay Creative! « 1cThe Ins & Outs - 9 views

    29 Ways To Stay Creative! thanks Stephen I need all the help I can get
Toni Olivieri-Barton

Charles Limb: Your brain on improv | Video on - 7 views

    How can we as educators use improv to stimulate the brain?
Andrew Williamson

Collaborative annotation of images online | SpeakingImage - 27 views

    This is a fantastic web 2.0 tool. Upload images and annotate. You can other embed media inside the annotations. Annotations pop up as you click or hover over the objects you add. You can embed the annotated image into webpage or blog. This could be a useful tool for teachers and students. Lots of scope for creativity with layers etc. You can share to a group and set editing permissions for public or restricted people/groups for collaboration purposes. 
Dean Mantz

Bright ideas - 17 views

    Site developed in Australia provides a wealth of Web 2.0 tools, integration ideas, and tutorials for successful engagement.
Dave Truss

YouTube - WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson - 11 views

    Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment, radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow's great ideas.
    "Chance favours the connected mind."
Kelly Faulkner

Write for Ten - write for 10 minutes about anything - 23 views

    writing project that allows timed writing for 10 minutes.
Michael Walker

The Nerdy Teacher: Knocking Down Walls With Van Meter - 17 views

    Collaboration between teachers after discussion at ISTE. I'll use this as a jumping off point at a "Teaching Beyond the Classroom Walls" workship I'm giving.
Brian C. Smith

The Creativity Crisis - Newsweek - 15 views

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      If you've ever seen or heard Raif Esquith speak then you know how much he values music with young children. Watch this clip:
  • The lore of pop psychology is that creativity occurs on the right side of the brain. But we now know that if you tried to be creative using only the right side of your brain, it’d be like living with ideas perpetually at the tip of your tongue, just beyond reach
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      Hello, Mr. Pink. Are you reading?
  • those who diligently practice creative activities learn to recruit their brains’ creative networks quicker and better. A lifetime of consistent habits gradually changes the neurological pattern.
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  • The home-game version of this means no longer encouraging kids to spring straight ahead to the right answer
  • The new view is that creativity is part of normal brain function.
  • “As a child, I never had an identity as a ‘creative person,’ ” Schwarzrock recalls. “But now that I know, it helps explain a lot of what I felt and went through.”
  • In China there has been widespread education reform to extinguish the drill-and-kill teaching style. Instead, Chinese schools are also adopting a problem-based learning approach.
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    Very interesting article from Newsweek about how creativity works in the brain, and how it can be trained in an educational setting. It describes a "crisis" trend where creativity scores in America are decreasing.
David Wetzel

Writing as a Process of Inquiry - 27 views

    Being the curious type, with the inane ability to know how to look up information and conduct research, I soon found a quote by Johannes Kepler (1571 - 1630) who was a German astronomer who stated - Why are things as they are and not otherwise? My mentor extraordinaire!
Dave Truss

Every Photo Tells a Story/writing prompts/writers block - 17 views

    Think Believe Create

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