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Ghostcube. CInnovation : #Pixar’s Creative Process ... Pixar’s Creative Process Will Help You Produce More Innovative Content. What does the word innovation mean to you?

Pixar’s Creative Process Will Help You Produce More Innovative Content

Too often we think of it as some sort of magical thing that strikes randomly and simply “delivers” us a brilliant idea. It isn’t. I always sigh when I hear of great companies like Apple or Pixar referred to as simply “innovative.” While they certainly are, this label only tells a fraction of the story. The genius of Pixar (and Apple) doesn’t lie in their “innovative thinking.” Pixar is known for making innovative movies time and time again. In his recent book Creativity, Inc., Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter), outlines how the legendary animation studio has made a habit of being innovative. How Inspiration Works. 21st Century Learning Design. Listen to Me with Your Eyes.

“The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard.” – William Hazlitt Speaking How many times have you sat through a seminar or webinar discussing the fine art of verbal communication?

Listen to Me with Your Eyes

If you’re like me, probably quite a bit. In my early career as a school principal, I used to spend hours poring over books and resources that I thought would support me to be a better speaker. After all, in this capacity, I was going to be responsible for speaking to large groups of students, teachers and parents — not to mention my fellow administrative colleagues. At least, that’s what I thought. Listening As a classroom teacher, I was never at a loss for communication.

When I was in the classroom, taking the time to listen became a real art form. Understanding. Critical Thinking Model 1. To Analyze Thinking We Must Identify and Question its Elemental Structures Standard: Clarityunderstandable, the meaning can be grasped Could you elaborate further?

Critical Thinking Model 1

Map Galleries. New Pedagogies for Deep Learning - An Invitation to Partner 2013-6-20.pdf - Microsoft Word Web App. Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS. We are not ready to teach online.

Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1: Beyond the LMS

In a recent conversation with a friend, I found myself puzzled, and a bit troubled, when he expressed confusion about digital pedagogy. He said something to the extent of, “What’s the difference between digital pedagogy and teaching online? 1360016774 (JPEG Image, 1500 × 938 pixels) - Scaled (70. Growth-mindset.gif (GIF Image, 517 × 518 pixels)

Developing a growth mindset. I’ve decided to use the spring break as an opportunity to catch up on some long overdue reading – starting with ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck.

Developing a growth mindset

The theory explored in this book is that there are two types of mindset – fixed and growth. The diagram below summarises the main qualities exhibited by each one: It’s obvious to see the relevance of this to us as teachers and Dweck presents a very compelling case for it. Whilst the theory is interesting, what I’m most interested in is what we can actually do in schools, in lessons, to move more of our students from a fixed to a growth mindset? This is the real challenge of teaching! Sketch Notes. An Outstanding Internet Safety Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Parents. Internet is like a jungle full of predators ready to take you down anytime you give them a chance.

An Outstanding Internet Safety Cheat Sheet for Teachers and Parents

Strolling in this jungle sometimes comes with a very high cost, a cost that is way higher when it comes to kids. Online safety issues comes at the top priorities of parents. They all show a deep concern about their kids use of internet and the time they spend navigating the web but when asked about the preemtive measures to take to protect their kids, several parents hide behind the popular " I am not tech-savvy" excuse. The Mobile Learning Revolution: 101 Top Resources. The advent of the Internet changed how education works forever, the widespread accessibility of mobile computing devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops is changing everything again.

The Mobile Learning Revolution: 101 Top Resources

There are plenty of companies making apps and online services that make it easier to distribute and consume educational materials through mobile devices, but apps are just the beginning. The entire relationship between teachers, students, and producers of educational content like books, videos, and interactive activities is transforming. Teachers at all levels, from elementary schools to universities, are experimenting with how to provide the best educational experience through mobile, Internet connected devices at school, at home, and everywhere else. Each category listed below gives a general overview of what to expect from the sites listed, and the sites haven’t been placed in any particular order.

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We upgrade, exchange and replace our software because we know that old technology, rusty circuitry and limited bandwidth won’t suffice in the future. Yet why are we so reluctant to apply the same upgrades to our thinking? The current rapid pace of change in every industry, means that we need to be constantly upgrading our personal, organisational and leadership software.

The only way to make these upgrades is to understand how oncoming trends are likely to affect your organization, so you can act swiftly when the next tidal wave of information hits your shores. Anders Sorman-Nilsson: Digilogue. 2¢ Worth. Listen A few weeks ago I worked and attended North Carolina's ISTE affiliate conference. Cageless Thinking: Innovation and Creativity in Education. SAMR.jpg (JPEG Image, 1846 × 1407 pixels) Adopting a Digital Disruptor Mindset to Transform Education. Shop, Share, Earn at Quirky.