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Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." New International VersionFor where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." New Living TranslationFor where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them." English Standard VersionFor where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” New American Standard Bible "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst." King James BibleFor where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. Holman Christian Standard BibleFor where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them." International Standard Versionbecause where two or three have come together in my name, I am there among them." NET BibleFor where two or three are assembled in my name, I am there among them." Aramaic Bible in Plain EnglishFor where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Pulpit Commentary Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible And again (c), (a) Misn.

Nine Creativity-Sparking Tips “Picture this: you with a big block of time; a serene, aesthetically pleasing hotel suite with free daily massages, a pool, and a delightful café; a privacy agreement signed by encouraging family members, friends and coworkers (though you may, of course, call them); breakfast in bed from room service with abundant choices from bacon and espresso to granola and green tea; pads of paper and a box of pens in your favorite colors; and an absolutely perfect laptop.” – from “Write. 10 Days to Overcome Writer’s Block. Period.” by Karen E. Peterson, Ph.D Since the above scenario is not very likely to take place for most people, here are nine creativity-sparking tips to help inspire you when the laundry needs to be done, you feel a cold coming on, and the cat just knocked over everything on your nightstand. 1. Isabel Allende is one of the world’s most famous writers; she’s written over a dozen books, starting with the acclaimed 1982 novel, “The House of the Spirits”. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 1.

The Creativity Mindset I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss in The Mindset of the Maker Educator). Mindsets are simply defined as “the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.” Creativity is a process in which the elements of mind consolidate in a completely new manner and something original comes into existence, a form of behavior in which a person resists routine answers, tolerates, and even seeks out the ambivalence, insecurity and vagueness that may serve as a basis for a new order (Gyarmathy, 2011). Some of the characteristics of the Creativity Mindset include: Believes in One’s Own CreativityEmbraces CuriositySuspends Judgement – Silences the Inner CriticTolerates AmbiguityPersists Even When Confronted with Skepticism & RejectionTaps Into Childlike Imagination; a Child’s Sense of Wonder Believes in One’s Own Creativity

(5) iN Sync Nieuwsgierig? Het ontwikkelen en versterken van creativiteit is in deze tijd essentieel. Het geeft kinderen meer mogelijkheden en inzicht in hun eigen denkkracht, zelfbewustzijn en leren.Creativiteit kun je ontwikkelen en het start met NIEUWSGIERIGHEID - de bodem! Gebruik maken van de 'sprankelcoëfficiënt' zoals Robbert Dijkgraaf het zo mooi noemt. Letterlijk betekent coëfficiënt; mede-uitwerker. Kinderen krijgen hierdoor de gelegenheid op tal van gebieden hun inzichten en competenties uit te breiden. Welke vragen stimuleren het scherp en objectief waarnemen? Gebruikte bronnen:Toeval Gezocht, Kunst, kunstenaars en jonge kinderen - Annemieke Huisingg, Rixt Hulshoff Pol, Ellie van den Bomen (red.)

How to Manage Time With 10 Tips That Work Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you've taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. "Why, with this knowledge and these gadgets," you may ask, "do I still feel like I can't get everything done I need to?" The answer is simple. Everything you ever learned about managing time is a complete waste of time because it doesn't work. Before you can even begin to manage time, you must learn what time is. There are two types of time: clock time and real time. In real time, all time is relative. Related: Spring-Cleaning Tips for Your Business Which time describes the world in which you really live, real time or clock time? The reason time management gadgets and systems don't work is that these systems are designed to manage clock time. The good news is that real time is mental. There are only three ways to spend time: thoughts, conversations and actions.

Nieuwe methode om creativiteit van leerlingen te meten Door Dick van der Wateren Wie mijn vorige posts gelezen heeft (op deze blog en hier), zal het niet ontgaan zijn dat ik creativiteit in het onderwijs, zowel in het onderwijzen als in het leren, heel belangrijk vind. Daarbij bedoel ik niet alleen de creativiteit zoals je die bij de zg. creatieve vakken nodig hebt, maar creativiteit bij alles wat je doet. Creativiteit houdt dan in het vermogen om de juiste vragen te stellen, kritisch te denken, sceptisch te zijn over vooronderstellingen, meerdere oplossingen voor een probleem te bedenken, of meerdere antwoorden op een vraag. In de dagelijkse onderwijspraktijk wordt die vaardigheid meestal weinig ontwikkeld of gestimuleerd. Dat wordt nog erger naarmate in het onderwijs meer tijd en aandacht besteed wordt aan (standaard)toetsen ten koste van het lesgeven. De meeste standaardtoetsen meten voornamelijk cognitieve vaardigheden en dan nog op een betrekkelijk laag niveau. De overheid wil Nederland in de top-vijf beste onderwijslanden. Bronnen

Adobe Photoshop Layers explained Here is a Layers crash course for you. Layers were introduced in Photoshop 3.0. This totally revolutionized Photoshop. For the first time you could do complex compositions easily without having to be a channels guru. I remember before layers, if a client wanted to make changes to a composition, or even change a font you were in big trouble. This article will teach you what layers are and what all the part in the Layers panel do. There is a lot to layers and they will take some time to master. We have tutorials here to get your hands dirty, learn how to composite and collage in Photoshop Layers Part 1. A layer is simply one image stacked on top of another. A background with 2 layers. This is how your image with would look on the screen or when printed. Broken apart so you can see how the layers work Each layer stacks on top of the previous one. That is it! Layers Panel Photoshop’s layers Panel is a powerful tool that allows you do many special things to your layed compositions. Layer Tips:

Creativity – the challenge of defining, developing and assessing it Apr 11 Thanks to Education Week‘s blog for drawing my attention to this work on Creativity. Creativity is defined as one of the four 4Cs of Learning and Innovation in 21st Century learning. This OECD Creativity working paper is an interesting start in working out how we can define, develop and assess this wide ranging ‘skill’ we call Creativity. On display in the image above is a protype assessment tool developed from much research as outlined in the working paper. It aims to break down Creativity into 5 main dispositions and then divides these dispositions into 3 sub-habits ( following is an excerpt from the working paper that briefly outlines these : The Five Creative Dispositions ModelThe five dispositions on which we decided to focus were arrived at after careful weighing up of the pros and cons of existing lists of creative dispositions in the light of our criteria. Here is a Scribd version of the paper in full for you to view in its entirety. OECD Creativity Working Paper

SCAMMPERR For Creativity January 14, 2013 on 10:16 am | In Creative, Creativity, Innovation | 9 Comments 4.86/5 ( 97% )based on 7 ratings Everything new is a modification of something existing, according to Michael Michalko, developer of a brainstorming tool called Thinkpak. I can’t disagree with his assessment. Thinkpak uses the mnemonic device – SCAMMPERR to help you look at things in a different way. So, when creating a new product, service, idea or process, you can use this device to help. S – Substitute something C – Combine it with something else A – Adapt something to it M - Magnify or add to it M – Modify it P – Put it to some other uses E – Eliminate something R – Rearrange it R – Reverse it Today, let’s look at some examples of Substitute: Let’s say you are a manufacturer of battery powered products but want to eliminate the need for disposable batteries. A company thinks its spectacles are too heavy. Some of the key questions you can ask using the substitute approach include: What can be substituted?

Computers and Fabrication: Revolutionizing the Art World It may come as a surprise that one of the four teaching certifications I hold is K-12 Art Education. It is a certification that I am excited to finally use in my new position in the fall. Throughout high school, I took private art lessons with a local artist. I learned how to mix paint colors, complete paintings with a limited palette, paint with a palette knife, and create drypoint etchings, linoleum prints, mixed media and clay sculpture, as well as how to work in a variety of drawing techniques. For each project we worked on, we also received a lesson in art history, giving us context for the technique or materials we were using. Old School Technology As I reflect on my experiences, I realize that all of these creating and making experiences involved a variety of technologies. Many of these older technologies are still in use in digital fabrication labs (FabLabs) and MakerSpaces around the world. What's Art? Picking Up STEAM So what is the implication for K-12 schools?

Creativity - Creative Thinking and Becoming More Inventrous Lesson plans and activities for teaching about inventions by increasing creativity and creative thinking. The lesson plans are adaptable for grades K-12 and were designed to be done in sequence. Teaching Creativity & Creative Thinking Skills When a student is asked to "invent" a solution to a problem, the student must draw upon previous knowledge, skills, creativity, and experience. Throughout the years, many creative thinking skills models and programs have been generated from educators, seeking to describe the essential elements of thinking and/or to develop a systematic approach to teaching thinking skills as part of the school curricula. Models of Creative Thinking Skills The models demonstrate how creative thinking lesson plans could provide an opportunity for students to "experience" most of the elements described in the models. Children of all ages are talented and creative. Creative Thinking - List of Activities