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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice. Let us begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating school cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity. The Idea Catcher We can start by using note-taking apps to encourage observation and reflection. Useful apps are those that encourage the recording of our thought flow and merge text with features such as voice recording, video, sketching and photography. Recommended apps: Tricking the Muse A strategy often used to help generate ideas is brainstorming. Brainstorming Let's Get Visual

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8 Apps That Should Be On Your Mobile Device in 2017 Quite often, we find ourselves focusing on what we can do in our classrooms while using our Chromebooks. I’ve even heard once or twice technology in terms of “Classroom” and “Mobile” technology. This, of course, brings up the question, “Why not think of classroom technology AND mobile apps in the same sentence?” Today, lets take a look at 8 great apps that should be found in your mobile classroom in 2017. YES!, may people use Google on their phones. 10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning The following post was co-authored by EdTechTeacher’s Beth Holland & Tracy Sockalosky. When we think about the tools and resources that benefit all learners, certain key attributes come to mind: multiple modalities, scaffolding, communication, collaboration, and support. While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 strategies to maximize the learning possibilities through creative uses of All Things Google . 1. Google Docs

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes Getty If it’s true, in Sir Ken Robinson’s words, that “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity,” then it’s that much more imperative to find ways to bring creativity to learning. But first, we have to understand what conditions foster true creativity. One definition that scientists have agreed upon for creativity is the ability to create something that’s both novel as compared to what came before, and has value. “It’s this intersection of novelty and value, a combination of those two features that’s particularly important,” Dr.

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools I thought I could read my students' body language. I was wrong. As an experiment, I used Socrative when I taught binary numbers. What I learned forever changed my views on being a better teacher. Why Formative Assessment Makes Better Teachers Literacy Centers: Getting Started ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals.

STEAM – Put a ‘A’ in STEM with the arts! What is STEAM? “In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.” (source: stemtosteam.org, a website hub for the STEAM initiative championed by the Rhode Island School of Design President, John Maeda) At it’s core, STEAM is about adding Art and Design to the push for STEM in schools and beyond.

Learn How To #InventAnything At littleBits we believe in empowering more people around the world to be creators and not just consumers of technology. That is why we deeply care about supporting our community in their learning journey as makers. And starting today we are offering a FREE online course to help anyone around the world learn how to #InventAnything using littleBits. Sign Up Course Description The course is free, online, and open to anyone who wants to participate. Star Chart – Apps on Google Play Used by over 30 million people world-wide, Star Chart provides a magical star gazing experience like no other. You can now have a virtual planetarium in your pocket! Look through the eyes of your Android device to see a virtual window into the whole visible universe.

10 Tips for Getting Started With Edmodo This is a guest post from Vance Kite, a science teacher at City of Medicine Academy in Durham, North Carolina. If you are interested in contributing to the Edmodo Blog, please complete this form. Introduce yourself to Vance or follow him on Twitter at @Lab_207 In the summer of 2011, I was sitting in a professional development institute in preparation for starting a new position.

Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity By Jonathan Wai At 16, Albert Einstein wrote his first scientific paper titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.” This was the result of his famous gedanken experiment in which he visually imagined chasing after a light beam. The insights he gained from this thought experiment led to the development of his theory of special relativity.

Scanning thermal camera The DIY thermographer is a camera which creates an image of what temperature things are -- a 'heat' camera. This approach has been put on hold in favor of the "thermal flashlight" technique which is now posted on the main Thermal Camera tool page We're making a 'scanning thermal imager' which means we just use a temperature sensor and sweep it back and forth across a scene, recording the temperature variation to build up an image that looks like this: There are two main parts to the project: the camera itself (currently made of Legos and an Arduino, and the website, thermographer.publiclaboratory.org, which helps you create an image from your recorded temperatures. Both are under development and we don't yet have a demo to show you.

Common Core requires publishing. Technology makes that happen There are a variety of overarching themes in Common Core–’integrate technology into classroom inquiry’, ‘encourage collaboration and sharing in student work’, ‘use technology to prepare students for college and career’. Each of these could take weeks to wrap into classwork, but there’s one organic tool that accomplishes all three of these while fulfilling a fourth recurring Common Core standard required at all grade levels: Publish student work. Look at this (credit: NGA Center and CCSSO: This vertical planning is typical of Common Core where grade-level standards are built from core constructs and scaffolded off prior years.

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