4 Things We Have Wrong About Creativity “Creativity” may not be the first word that comes to mind when you hear the word “conglomerate.” But Christian Stadil, CEO and co-owner of Denmark-based Thornico, a sprawling enterprise with holdings in food, technology, shipping, and others, will likely change your mind about that. Stadil is so enthusiastic about the concept of creativity that he has co-authored a new book with psychology professor Lenne Tanggaard, who teaches at the University of Aalborg in Denmark. Creativity Myth #1: You should think outside the box. Most creative breakthroughs, including ideas and products, come from well-trod areas within your own expertise, Stadil says. That kind of far-flung disconnect isn’t likely to lead to relevant new ideas. Creativity Myth #2: Big ideas come to you when you are trying to work out the problem While it may seem like breakthroughs come in a rush and tumble of ideas, true inspiration typically comes when our minds aren’t clogged with extraneous thoughts.
How to Use Prezi to Create Visual Lessons Using Prezi, you can create a visual classroom without succumbing to death by PowerPoint. Its interactive features, zooming display, and creative options will enable your visual lessons to engage students without distracting them from lesson objectives. With all those bells and whistles, Prezi might sound complicated, but it’s actually quite simple to use. Read on, and I’ll show you how to use this innovative tool. What is Prezi? Before we look at how to get started with Prezi, let me explain what exactly it is. Getting Started With Prezi Photo credit: Leif Bryne The first step is to visit the Prezi website and click the “get started button”. Selecting a Template Once your account is set up, you will be able to start a new Prezi. As you can see in the image of my Prezi below, I tried to show how distance education has progressed through the years. Customizing Your Prezi’s Look After you’ve selected a template, the Prezi website will take you to the editing page. Editing the Content
277 Free rock fonts (Page 5) Filter Options #5 The Four Most Powerful Types of Creative Thinking Considering I’m a creative coach, some people are surprised to learn I’m a little sceptical about creative thinking techniques. For one thing, there’s a lot more to creativity than thinking. It’s possible to sit around having lots of creative thoughts, but without actually making anything of them. But if you start making something, creative ideas seem to emerge naturally out of the process. So if I had to choose, I’d say creative doing beats creative thinking. And for another thing, a lot of ‘creative thinking techniques’ leave me cold. Having said that, here are four types of creative thinking that I use myself and which I know for a fact are used extensively by high-level creators. The text below introduces the four types of creative thinking, and the worksheet will show you how to apply the techniques to your own work. 1. Image by stuartpilbrow Reframing opens up creative possibilities by changing our interpretation of an event, situation, behaviour, person or object. 2. 3. 4.
8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. However, just as the original intentions for new technology often give way to innovative and unpredictable usage, we can never be sure if a twist is waiting for these rising stars. Recommended Reading: Major Tech In Education Trends In 2013 [Infographic] 1. We’re still waiting for Augmented Reality to take the world by storm by way of Google Glass, gaming and awesome apps for astronomy. It’s expected to wow audiences with its AR capabilities, which allow users to see additional information layered over what they see through the lens. Read Also: 5 Top Augmented Reality Apps For Education Read Also: How Augmented Reality Is The Next Big Social Experience A New Way To Teach Virtual field trips are also possible with AR. 2. 3D Printing 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
30 Great Examples of Mobile App Design - How To Make Money Online Mobile app design is not like web design. Sure there’s color theory, setting type, and maintaining grids, but there’s so much more to consider when the device changes. To shed some light on the do’s and don’ts of mobile app design, Tomas Laurinavicius to lay out his best practices when designing for mobile devices. Tomas is a freelance designer and the co-author of Mobile Design Book. Enter Tomas: In this article I would like to share some examples of great mobile app designs. Launch Screen The launch screen will be seen by every single app user and will last for a couple of seconds, however it’s crucial to make a good first impression and set some expectations. Use a background image that tells something about the app, make it clean and well-branded. Hyperlapse from Instagram & Yummly Empty States When a user first downloads your app, they won’t have any data to see. At this point you need to explain the purpose of your app and guide them towards using your app for the first time. Checkout
8 tips to make your life more surprising — from a “Surprisologist” A closeup of Tania Luna, with glow stick. Photo: James Duncan Davidson In today’s talk, Tania Luna shares her experience of immigrating to the United States from Ukraine as a little girl. Commit to the mindset and process of surprise. Luna believes we can all be surprisologists. Tania Luna leads a TED audience in a glowstick dance, during a talk given a year prior to the one posted today. ShareX - Take screenshots, Annotate, Upload and share URL in clipboard
8 free tools for creating infographics Done right, infographics can be a great way to make sense of complex data. The best infographics transform complex information and data into graphics that are both easy to grasp and visually appealing. The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Exclusive offer: Save 15% on Adobe Creative Cloud now Here, we've selected our top free tools and apps for making infographics. Give these free tools a try and let us know which ones you get on best with on Facebook or Twitter. 01. Visme promises to help you 'speak visually'. 02. Canva is a powerful and easy-to-use online tool that's suitable for all manner of design tasks, from brochures to presentations and much more besides. It features a dedicated infographic maker that you can use for free, with hundreds of free design elements and fonts at your fingertips, and many more premium elements that you can buy for up to $1. 03. Google's chart tools are powerful, simple to use, and free. 04.
Thinking like a genius: overview Thinking and recall series Problem solving: creative solutions "Even if you're not a genius, you can use the same strategies as Aristotle and Einstein to harness the power of your creative mind and better manage your future." The following strategies encourage you to think productively, rather than reproductively, in order to arrive at solutions to problems. Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Exercise #2 illustrates how famous thinkers used these approaches. Exercise #1: illustrates applications of the nine approaches. Text of exercise:Nine approaches to creative problem solving: Rethink! Thinking and recall series Concentrating | Radical thinking | Thinking aloud/private speech | Thinking critically | Thinking critically | Thinking creatively | Mapping explanation | Make your own map I | Make your own map II | Thinking like a genius: Creative solutions | Famous thinkers | Selected thoughts
The Best 8 Tools to Create Posters for your Classroom Today, we are sharing with you some great web tools that you can use to create your own posters and customize them the way you want. Check out the list below and share with us what you think of them. Enjoy 1- Poster My Wall This is one of the most popular web tools out there. 2- Befunky This is basically a photo editor that allows users to create posters. 3- Picassa This is a powerful free image hosting and editing tool. 4- Art Skills You can use the poster making wizard of Arts Skills to create engaging posters. 5- Muzy Thoughts This is a really cool web tool to use to create posters for your classroom. 6- Posterini This is an online web tool that lets you create posters with WYSIWYC interface. 7- Smore This is an ideal web tool for those interested in creating flyers. 8- Zeen Zeen is another great tool you should consider when thinking about creating engaging posters to use with your students.
[Guide] How to Take Ownership (Permission) of a Registry Key in Windows? Many times we post Windows tutorials which require taking ownership and assign full permission on a particular registry key. Although we provide detailed steps to do this task in all our tutorials, some people find it difficult to take ownership of registry keys. Recently when we received an email from one of our reader asking how to assign a user full permission on a registry key in Windows, we decided to create a dedicated article about it. So today in this article, we'll post a step-by-step guide with screenshots which will teach you how to take ownership and grant full permission and control on a registry key. So without wasting time, lets start the tutorial: UPDATE: Also check out new methods to take ownership and grant full permissions on Registry keys from command-line:[Windows Tip] Take Ownership (Permission) of Registry Keys from Command Line 1. 2. 3. For Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7: Go to "Owner" tab, select your username and click on Apply button. It'll open new dialog box.