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Show, Not Tell: The Rise of the Infographic

Show, Not Tell: The Rise of the Infographic | 4Cs | Scoop.it
“Data visualizations are all the rage these days. Here's a sampler of science-based ones to feed both your brain and your eyes.”
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5 Steps to Thinking Creatively

5 Steps to Thinking Creatively | 4Cs | Scoop.it
"Geniuses produce because they think fluently and flexibly," says Michael Michalko in his book "Cracking Creativity." "Fluency of thought means generating quantities of ideas." A key characteristic of genius is immense productivity. Thomas Edison held 1093 patents. Einstein published 248 papers. Darwin wrote 119 papers besides his theory of evolution. Therefore, if you want more creative/innovative thinking in your organization, you must encourage the generation of "quantities of ideas." However, if you stifle creative thinking by sending subtle or not so subtle messages that "we must just spend our time doing things the way we have always done"...because they have worked, you'll never find a better more efficient method. Your innovative risk-taking competitor will! That's how Microsoft climbed to success passing IBM and why they know they have to continue investing mega-millions in R&D. ===> You must encourage people to think creatively and take risks. <===
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Connected Education Might Not Mean What You Think

Connected Education Might Not Mean What You Think | 4Cs | Scoop.it
“ Connected education means many different things to many different people, but during Connected Educator Month, all educators should try at least one new thing when it comes to the tool of technology.”
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3 big shifts

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“ Trying to keep things conceptually simple, I see schools needing to make 3 big shifts: From Low-Level Thinking to High-Level Thinking. From an”
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Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning

Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning | 4Cs | Scoop.it
“ Too often, schools bring only tepid energy to the blending of traditional and online learning, Charles Mojkowski says.” That sounds promising, but all of that capability must be matched by a worthy partner. And educators have been far from worthy. To the blend, they add a stale array of timeworn and tepid ingredients: • A 20th-century school organizational structure; • A fixation on providing the same learning outcomes for every student; “Educators are failing to exploit the new and emerging technologies in ways that will give student learning opportunities the jolt they need.” • A focus on external motivational techniques;• A rigid curricular scope and sequence for all students; • An asphyxiating and narrow assessment system; and • A separation of in-school from out-of-school learning.
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Inspiring Creativity in Our Students

Inspiring Creativity in Our Students | 4Cs | Scoop.it
“ Children are naturally curious, so where does it go as they grow older and what can we do, as teachers, to inspire it? Mathew Green wrote that classrooms and schools should be the most innovative, ...”
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