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Vicki Davis

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

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    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

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    29 Ways To Stay Creative! http://bit.ly/kaOWmX thanks Stephen I need all the help I can get
Toni Olivieri-Barton

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

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

Collaborative annotation of images online | SpeakingImage - 27 views

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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

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    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: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/79846
  • 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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  • Next, idea-finding
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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

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    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

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    Think Believe Create

    ART + PHOTOGRAPHY = INSPIRATION
Clif Mims

Gajitz - 7 views

shared by Clif Mims on 16 Mar 10 - Cached
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    Great Gadgets, Strange Science & Technology with a Twist

    "Gajitz is as much an interactive archive of innovations past, present and futuristic as it is a collection of the latest and greatest gadget designs, sensational scientific discoveries and terrific new technologies … with a twist. The primary focus of this tech publication (read: blog) is on objects, finds anddesigns that defy particular typologies, wander away from convention and are more than merely consumable objects."
Michael Walker

The Clever Sheep: Educon: Field Guide for Change Agents - 20 views

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    This was a collaborative effort of participants in an Educon 2.2 workshop.
Ginger Lewman

YouTube - I Need My Teachers To Learn 2.0.mov - 22 views

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    Poignant song for our times.
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Kathy Benson

Tux Paint - 14 views

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    Tux Paint is a free, award-winning drawing program for children ages 3 to 12 (for example, preschool and K-6). It combines an easy-to-use interface, fun sound effects, and an encouraging cartoon mascot who guides children as they use the program.

    Kids are presented with a blank canvas and a variety of drawing tools to help them be creative. (See the full list of features.)
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    kidpix like draw program - will run on macs and pcs
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