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50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School

50 Of The Best Email Marketing Designs We've Ever Seen (And How You Can Create One Just As Good) – Design School | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
With over 4 billion email accounts in 2015 – it's a market your business can't afford to ignore.

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Presents a lot of good design ideas that can also be applied to presentations and other formats.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 24, 3:08 AM

With over 4 billion email accounts in 2015 – it's a market your business can't afford to ignore. Great lessons from 50 of the most creative email designs.

Pierre-Alexandre STANISLAS's curator insight, March 24, 4:08 PM

Un peu d'inspiration... Mais ce n'est pas une raison pour oublier les bonnes pratiques emailing (ratio texte / image - version texte - poids etc...). Cf : http://www.dolist.net/blog/ (j'ai pas d'action mais je les aime bien) 

Keith Gutierrez's curator insight, April 6, 9:31 AM

Great tips and ideas for email marketing! 

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13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog

13 Easy-to-Use Tools for Creating Killer Visual Content | VerticalResponse Blog | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
To help you create images that garner BuzzFeed-worthy engagement, here are 13 of our favorite easy-to-use visual content creation tools.

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From the article:  "Creating your own images is also an excellent tactic for re-purposing text-only content into enticing images. Here are some examples: Turn quotes into an interesting slideshow, post an event announcement on a pretty picture, place stats onto eye-catching graphs, give a blog post title some pizzaz, create an infographic about the history of your biz, create a catchy, custom featured image for a video, etc. The possibilities are endless."  Lot's of good ideas and links (and fun, as well!).

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ffeog's curator insight, March 13, 4:38 AM

A picture speaks a thousand words - some good resources here for visual content and creation to add a visual dimension to your messages, which tend to perform much better for opens and clicks than text alone.

Carlene Kelsey's curator insight, March 25, 10:22 AM

Content is shared in many forms.  These tools make it pretty easy to get creative.

Michelle Gilstrap's curator insight, March 25, 3:14 PM
Good article to help anyone wanting to create better content.
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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

Sparking Creativity [Infographic] | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:56 PM
AnnC - Found this older HuffPo post. STEM to STEAM, intriguing! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-tarnoff/stem-to-steam-recognizing_b_756519.html
Lee Hall's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:16 PM

We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 1:29 PM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.
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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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From the article:  "Mindsets are simply defined as 'the ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation.' Mindsets imply that mental and attitudinal states can assist one in being successful with a given skill set. I believe this to be true for engaging in the creative process, that a creative mindset is a prerequisite to being creative."  Of particular interest to brainstormers.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 15, 7:04 PM

Suspends Judgment – Silences the Inner Critic


The ability to hold off on judging or critiquing an idea is important in the process of creativity. Often great ideas start as crazy ones – if critique is applied too early the idea will be killed and never developed into something useful and useable. (note – this doesn’t mean there is never a time for critique or judgement in the creative process – it’s actually key – but there is a time and place for it). (http://www.problogger.net/archives/2007/05/09/9-attitudes-of-highly-creative-people/)

Many new ideas, because they are new and unfamiliar, seem strange, odd, bizarre, even repulsive. Only later do they become “obviously” great. Other ideas, in their original incarnations, are indeed weird, but they lead to practical, beautiful, elegant things. Thus, it is important for the creative thinker to be able to suspend judgment when new ideas are arriving, to have an optimistic attitude toward ideas in general.

Tolerates Ambiguity

Ambiguity tolerance may be… the “willingness to accept a state of affairs capable of alternate interpretations, or of alternate outcomes,” (English & English 1958). In other words, ambiguity tolerance may be central to creative thinking. (http://knowinnovation.com/tolerating-ambiguity/#sthash.XqxhaQh3.dpuf)

With the toleration of ambiguity, creativity gives way to new ideas, stimulates the acceptance of others’ viewpoints, and thus raises tolerance, understanding and cooperation. (http://www.academia.edu/2506344/Creative_climate_as_a_means_to_promote_creativity_in_the_classroom

Persists Even When Confronted with Skepticism & Rejection


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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, March 17, 2:42 PM

Creatives are simultaneously essential and aggravating.  You know who you are, you are the person at the board table asking why?  No one wants to answer you so they pass you over.  But that is one of the strongest attributes of a creative mind:  why?  Why have we always done it this way? Why are we promoting our products this way?  Why are we meeting?

Ask one why question a day - just to keep limber.


Barbara Wilson's curator insight, March 18, 7:43 AM

I love the graphic here and so agree with this overview of creativity

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing | Contemporary Learning Design | Scoop.it
Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 11:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

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"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 6:08 PM

Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

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