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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status."

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity

 


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delta14's curator insight, February 3, 10:48 AM

La creatividad es un componente esencial en el proceso de aprendizaje y logro de las competencias exigidas en el siglo XXI. La infografía de Gust MEES presenta 12 beneficios de la creatividad.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, March 2, 7:26 PM

Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity


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Creativity now is as important in education as literacy and we should treat it with the same status." - Sir Ken Robinson


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=creativity


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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | eSkills | eLeadership

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | eSkills | eLeadership | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is from almost ten years ago, so we already know he was right and can only assume he’ll continue to be so in the years to come.

Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative (and thus adaptable) – now that’s what prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Schools and businesses throughout the world are latching onto this idea. Academia has started to embrace providing courses in creativity. Many of the biggest and most successful businesses in the world now practice the 20% rule – the commitment to allowing employees to devote 20% of their work time to thinking creatively and exploring new ideas.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 4, 2015 11:44 AM
In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job force that none of you can visualize. That talk is from almost ten years ago, so we already know he was right and can only assume he’ll continue to be so in the years to come.

Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. Learning how to be more creative (and thus adaptable) – now that’s what prepares students for life beyond the classroom.

Schools and businesses throughout the world are latching onto this idea. Academia has started to embrace providing courses in creativity. Many of the biggest and most successful businesses in the world now practice the 20% rule – the commitment to allowing employees to devote 20% of their work time to thinking creatively and exploring new ideas.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=PracTICE


Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:40 AM

I chose this resource because I feel that inspiring students is often contingent on giving them choices and allowing their creativity to be showcased. This article has several good suggestions. Not limiting assignments to one format - reminds me of differentiating products. Give kids choices for a project. Perhaps a poster, a video, an oral presentation, an animation, a song, etc. I've also heard about the concept of "genius hour" but I was a little skeptical when it was presented to me at a conference years ago. Perhaps it is something that I need to revisit. Litigating class discussions that allow you to see the thought process of students is a difficult proposition. My suggestion is talk less and listen more - students can come up with surprisingly creative and sophisticated thoughts when you do so. 

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5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

5 Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

The answer: in more ways than you could imagine. While Skype was not designed as an educational tool, it’s quickly becoming one as teachers discover the many ways it enriches their lessons and the lives of their students. Even something as simple as hosting a guest speaker through a video call can add excitement to a lesson.

As with any tech tool, it can seem daunting to introduce this into your classroom at first. If you don’t know where to start, try one of these five creative ideas.

 

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Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 15, 2015 4:40 PM

Skype is a great tool to use in learning as it provides real time engagement with experts. This a great article with ideas about thinking outside of the box when integrating Skype. 

Phil Hobrla's curator insight, March 16, 2015 8:04 PM

Microsoft recently showcased a new Skype feature that allows for real-time, two-way, voice translation! This feature will make the Skype Cultural Exchange even more extensible and will allow those who use Skype for non-native language acquisition to have in-depth conversations, in their own languages, about their progress and issues in their learning. 

Henry Lee's curator insight, March 16, 2015 9:25 PM

Rescooped from Sarah Kozlowski. This make distance learning possible for virtual classrooms. While this setup up isn't ideal for a lot of virtual classroom setups, it can work as a low-tech solution.

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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/practice-creativity-examples-with-thinglink/

 


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Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:17 PM

Thinglink is one of my favourite tools :)

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Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School

Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.

According to Reddit user Alxmog1, students at Xavier High School in New York wrote to their favorite ...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, March 16, 2014 12:55 PM

True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.
Kurt Vonnegut


Or, we embrace compassionate schools where future generations are taught that life is choice and decision --- which have human and environmental consequences.


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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

By Andrew Miller

 

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A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.

 

"However, many teachers don't know how to implement the teaching and assessment of creativity in their classrooms. While we may have the tools to teach and assess content, creativity is another matter, especially if we want to be intentional about teaching it as a 21st-century skill. In a PBL project, some teachers focus on just one skill, while others focus on many. Here are some strategies educators can use tomorrow to get started teaching and assessing creativity -- just one more highly necessary skill in that 21st-century toolkit."


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 22, 2013 1:47 AM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:14 PM

There is no doubt we will need to carefully consider how to gently turn schools towards a focus on creativity. This blog is a useful contribution to that process.

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers

Inspiring the Next Generation of Thinkers | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching kids goes beyond textbooks and classroom lessons. It has to include teaching them to open their minds and how to think for themselves.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/11/next-generation-of-thinkers/

 


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Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms

Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Note taking is a big topic among educators. How do we teach it to our students? What are the best methods? Is digital note taking worse than taking your notes on a piece of paper? I am a big advoca...

 

 


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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:09 PM

This sums it up nicely.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, August 22, 2015 5:52 AM

very interesting!

Suvrodeb Biswas's curator insight, August 24, 2015 5:11 AM

wow........

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Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent

Sketchnoting 101, for those with little artistic talent | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Sketchnotes can be simple or ornate, but they all do the same thing: collect ideas visually that are easier to remember.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sketchnoting

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 18, 2015 8:12 PM
Sketchnotes can be simple or ornate, but they all do the same thing: collect ideas visually that are easier to remember.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/introduction-for-courses-different-tools-applied/


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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Amy Burns's curator insight, December 8, 2014 6:33 PM

Wonderful graphics dealing with critical thinking and creativity.

Melissa English's curator insight, December 9, 2014 8:12 PM

The new classroom is mobile!

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 2014 9:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2014 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes

How To Solve Problems Like Sherlock Holmes | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you a Dr. Watson or a Sherlock Holmes?If we could choose between a Watsonian and Holmesian mind, I’m sure most of us would prefer Holmes. He’s brilliant and perceptive: the consummate problem-solver.

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Really interesting article. I particularly liked the idea of a brain break.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:29 PM

How to practice mindfulness, memory storage and person perception with Holmesian devotion ... or at the very least read the new book by Maria Konnikova that says you can train your brain to be a creative problem solver just like Sherlock!


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8 Things to Know About Creativity [PDF]

8 Things to Know About Creativity [PDF]

 


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What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning

What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

If you are an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. The talks are split into the following categories:
* General - learn about making technology work in education and more. * Sharing education - exploring open, shared education. * Creativity and innovation - new ways to foster innovition and the creative spirit. *Internet and new media - how does the Internet and new media impact teaching and learning? * Leadership -new leadership skills. *Educational technology - explore technology made for education. * Brain and Psychology - how does the brain work? * Technology education - what is the state of technology education? * Teaching methods - check out innovative teaching methods. * Institution - how does technology impact institutions.


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Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:23 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site here!
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Thank you for the rescoop Charles
Ken Morrison's comment, October 2, 2012 8:39 PM
Thank you for the rescoop Charles