Is Brainstorming a Waste of Time? Photo by jurvetson Richard Huntington, Director of Strategy for Saatchi & Saatchi in the UK, has a pathological hatred of brainstorming: I hate brainstorms.I hate running them, I hate contributing to them and I hate using them to solve problems.They waste huge amounts of time and talent and they are no fucking good at delivering decent ideas.And so six months ago I cleansed my professional life of this trojan horse of mediocrity, favouring aggregated individual working or two person thinking sessions.I suggest it’s time you gave them the boot too.Death to the brainstorm.
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BOOKS TOOLBOX: 50+ Sites for Book Lovers Lulu, a book publishing site, is in the news this week. But there are many more sites for book reviews, self-publishing and exchange. Here are more than 50 of our favorites. Sitemap Creation Accounts Free Site Mapping Tool There will always be a free account with all the creation functionality of Slickplan Pro. But keep in mind that you’ll be limited to one sitemap, a single user, and won’t be able to share your sitemap except via a web link. What happens at the end of the trial? If you decide you can’t live without us, you can upgrade to the plan of your choice at any time during or after the 30-day trial period. But if you don’t, no worries. Video scribing, Whiteboard Videos, and Animation Video production - ydraw.com Although this will not get the best results when looking for increased traffic and conversion rates, this technique will provide a way to get an extremely cheap alternative to Ydraw’s whiteboard animation videos. Essential tools include a dry erase board, a camera, a computer, a desk, some dry erase markers, a chair, and a light. With these tools the artist can now set up their workstation. Place the light on the table, along with the dry erase board, and rig the camera to the light so that it can be right above the dry erase board. With the camera hooked up to the computer, all one needs now is for the artist to start drawing with the dry erase markers. If the artist makes a mistake, it is easy to rewind the video filming, erase the drawing sequences and start again.
CogDogRoo - StoryTools 50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return) Note! 50+ Ways is no longer being updated here but over at the new site for 50+ Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story-- It has more organizational features and includes ways for you to add content to the site once you join the new wiki. Below you will find 50+ web tools you can use to create your own web-based story. Again, the mission is not to review or try every single one (that would be madness, I know), but pick one that sounds interesting and see if you can produce something. I have used each tool to produce an example of the original Dominoe story, plus links are provided, where available, to examples by other people.
Brainstorming By Donald Clark "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Alva Edison Resources For more information on brainstorming, creative thinking, and out of the box, see: Source: Donald Clerk Augmented Reality in Education. Part II - ARLab Blog Among all the Augmented Reality applications, one of the most important and practical ones is its use in education. There are many companies and developers which make an effort to introduce this technology to students, professionals and researchers related to the education field. Like in nearly all the Augmented Reality applications, through specific images into the text books, students will be able to access extra 3D contents related to each image.
The Ultimate Guide to Using iPads in the Classroom There is no doubt to anyone who has used an iPad or any tablet for that matter that they show a clear alternative to teaching learning in the classroom beyond laptops, screens and monitors. The iPads simplicity of use and massive range of apps give it a great deal of appeal as a teaching and learning tool and the future looks bright for this trend to continue. Yes it does have a number of shortfalls in some areas - like any early technology so I am going to share some great resources with you that I have come across which highlight the benefits of iPads in the class room and hopefully they will be of use to you. The DEECD located in Victoria Australia has some brilliant resources located at their iPads in the classroom trial website including. The 21 Steps to iPad success which is a document created to assist schools to smoothly implementing their iPads in the classroom, and have provided each school with some support materials. Planning Preparing Implementing Evaluating