You only need 3 things to be creative | Create and Connect According to Teresa Amabile, you ‘only’ need three ingredients to be creative: source: Teresa Amabile 'How to Kill Creativity' KnowledgeToolsMotivation Great, you say, I know quite a few things, I have some tools in my shed and I am motivated to bits. Bring it on! Not so fast! Knowledge: You need to have some expertise, or surround yourself with some experts, on the subject you want to be creative on. In just one day, Create and Connect can teach you some tools that will start making a difference in your private life or business. Sign up for one of our next Creative Thinking Trainings. For details about the Creativity Trio, read Amabile’s article ‘How to kill creativity.’
The MOOC Quality Project MOOCs represent the latest stage in the evolution of open educational resources. First was open access to course content, and then access to free online courses. Accredited institutions are now accepting MOOCs as well as free courses and experiential learning as partial credit toward a degree. MOOCs are moving from an early entrepreneurial stage into the reality of more and more educational institutions. The MOOC Quality Project, an initiative of the European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning (www.efquel.org), addresses the latter question not by trying to find one answer which fits all, but by trying to stimulate a discourse on the issue of Quality of MOOCs. Each Wednesday you will find a new post, with a length of 1000-1500 words maximum length. We are looking forward to a lively debate, for EFQUEL, Ulf-Daniel Ehlers & Ebba Ossiannilsson & Alastair Creelman (www.efquel.org)
The Teacher's Quick Guide To Digital Scavenger Hunts If you’ve got a smartphone or a tablet in your classroom, you’re ready for the adventure to begin! By adventure I mean, of course, the world of active learning through digital scavenger hunts. In this hunt, students are tasked with finding a particular physical object, person, or place and have to use technology to track it down. Note: an ‘online scavenger hunt’ usually implies that you’re hunting around online and not physically with classmates. The Simple Goal So now that you’re all ready to start your very first scavenger hunt, let’s figure out what the goals are. Finding The Technology Like the movie National Treasure, students will need a lot of ingenuity and tools to help them uncover the mysteries you’ve laid out before them. In an effort to get your scavenger hunt jump-started, here are a few useful tech tools that might be of use. SCVNGR – A useful free app that lets you create your very own digital scavenger hunts, start to finish. Finding An Objective A Quick Note
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Documentary 'Print the Legend' Goes Inside the World of 3D Printing The genesis of and challenges to the 3D-printing revolution are subjects that take center stage in a new documentary called Print the Legend. From directors Clay Tweel and Luis Lopez (Freakonomics), the film sets out to act as a "'time capsule' of a nascent industry," Tweel told Mashable. "The result is both a look inside a compelling new technology, and hopefully, a story about the challenges of growing any type of business, and facing the moral dilemmas our marketplace presents." That it is. Tweel said he knew "nothing" about 3D printing when he walked into the doors of MakerBot nearly two years ago, but working behind the scenes has taught him much about the industry. Print the Legend is now in theaters across New York and Los Angeles, and is also available on Netflix. BONUS: What Is 3D Printing and How Does It Work? Have something to add to this story?
Your Committed Sardine Blog Update Jul 16, 2013 10:00 am | Ross Crockett via Reading Today Online Author/consultant Harry Dickens has written three Apps for Learningbooks for Corwin Press: High School, Middle School, and Elementary School. He has been an educator for twenty-three years. Those years include classroom teacher and instructional technology director in a … Continue reading → Jul 16, 2013 09:59 am | Ryan Schaaf via Ars Technica One of the problems with cognitive and behavioral research is getting a good cross-section of the general population. Jul 16, 2013 08:40 am | Ryan Schaaf via Edutopia Settlers of Catan Photo credit: andresgarciam via flickr CC BY-NC 2.0 I had a great time at this year’s ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, as both a presenter and participant. Jul 15, 2013 10:00 am | Ian Jukes via Edudemic We began our journey as educators in the early months of 2007.
Art in Schools Inspires Tomorrow's Creative Thinkers Without the arts, education's grade is Incomplete. Education minus art? Such an equation equals schooling that fails to value ingenuity and innovation. The word art, derived from an ancient Indo-European root that means "to fit together," suggests as much. Art is about fitting things together: words, images, objects, processes, thoughts, historical epochs. It is both a form of serious play governed by rules and techniques that can be acquired through rigorous study, and a realm of freedom where the mind and body are mobilized to address complex questions -- questions that, sometimes, only art itself can answer: What is meaningful or beautiful? To erase art, as the Taliban did by turning explosives on the colossal centuries-old Buddhas of Bamiyan along the ancient Silk Road through Afghanistan, is to deny the reality of human differences and historical change. "Life is short, and art long," reads the Hippocratic aphorism. Jeffrey T.
Astronauts getting 3-D printer at International Space Station Now Playing NASA awards 'space taxi' contract to Boeing and SpaceX CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space. NASA is sending a 3-D printer to the International Space Station in hopes that astronauts will be able to one day fix their spacecraft by cranking out spare parts on the spot. The printer, made by a Northern California company called Made in Space, is among more than 5,000 pounds of space station cargo that's stuffed into a SpaceX Dragon capsule that was supposed to lift off before dawn Saturday. Rainy weather forced SpaceX to delay the launch until Sunday. Besides real-time replacement parts at the station, NASA envisions astronauts, in the decades ahead, making entire habitats at faraway destinations like Mars. "If we're really going to set up shop on Mars," we have to do this, Jeff Sheehy, NASA's senior technologist, said Friday. At Kennedy Space Center, the company showed off a number of objects made by its 3-D printers.
25 Inspiring Quotes From Unlikely Inbound Marketing Experts [SlideShare] We all know famous inbound marketers, from David Meerman Scott to Seth Godin to Guy Kawasaki to our very own Mike Volpe. But what you may not know is that Coco Chanel, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Didion, and Michael Jackson all have indispensable advice to inform your inbound marketing strategies and tactics. We thought it'd be fun to outline what the most unlikely experts -- folks like Coco and Bruce and Joan -- can teach us about marketing. Their quotes have helped inspire, engage, and revitalize our inbound marketing from time to time, and there's no time like the present for a little pick-me-up. Take a look at the quotes in the SlideShare below, and keep reading to see what some of these pearls of wisdom can teach us about being better inbound marketers. People are inspired in different ways, but these were a few of my favorite quotes from the collection, and how I think about them in the context of inbound marketing. Ensure that your data hierarchy matches your customers’ needs.
Can Creativity be Taught? Results from creativity studies Creativity at Work In 1968, George Land distributed among 1,600 5-year-olds a creativity test used by NASA to select innovative engineers and scientists. He re-tested the same children at 10 years of age, and again at 15 years of age. Test results amongst 5 year olds: 98% Test results amongst 10 year olds: 30% Test results amongst 15 year olds: 12% Same test given to 280,000 adults: 2% “What we have concluded,” wrote Land, “is that non-creative behavior is learned.” (Sources: Escape from the Maze: Increasing Individual and Group Creativity by James Higgins; also George Land and Beth Jarman, Breaking Point and Beyond. San Francisco: HarperBusiness, 1993) Why aren’t adults as creative as children? For most, creativity has been buried by rules and regulations. Can Creativity Skills be Taught? Yes, creativity skills can be learned. Over the course of the last half century, numerous training programs intended to develop creativity capacities have been proposed. Teaching Creativity at IBM In 1956 Louis R.