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Wow! Digital Public Library of America

Wow!  Digital Public Library of America | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) offers a single point of access to millions of items—photographs, manuscripts, books, sounds, moving images, and more—from libraries, archives, and museums around the United States. Users can browse and search the DPLA’s collections by timeline, map, format, and topic; save items to customized lists; and share their lists with others. Users can also explore digital exhibitions curated by the DPLA’s content partners and staff.

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This site offers the objects as open source and even apps. I'm very impressed. 

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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on Google Trips curated by Brandi McWilliams (Writing tops the list.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 5, 7:24 AM

Note that "judging the quality of information" tops the list.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 6, 7:24 PM

Seems like a reasonable list....

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 22, 6:49 PM

Great Chart! Gets to the point quick!

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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it

Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?


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Catherine Selby's curator insight, May 18, 2013 5:51 PM

This article gives teachers ideas on how to create a thinking space for students. In any KLA the importance of helping the students to be able to concentrate is extremely importand. One of the aims in the Australian Curriculum is to allow students to become "creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time."

By creating a thinking space this allows students the freedom to learn and implement the above areas.

Melita Ryland's curator insight, May 19, 2013 9:19 PM

This article asks us to rethink what we think to be a work space. They outline that a workspace can come in many different forms and still be productive. By simply moving around an changing the workspace can drastically change the outcomes of student leanring and engagement in more ways than 1.

Khushboo Singh's comment, July 8, 2013 5:30 AM
As I read through this article, I am also painting an image of workspace in my mind that can potentially foster creativity. A creative workspace should be such that it enables generation of free ideas and provide opportunities for constructive engagement. The thought of garage or workshop setting or think labs come to my mind. As mentioned in the article, classroom space is very much like a workspace with the only difference that here children are learning to develop things as well as understand how things work. One of the key areas that contributes to learning is the physical space itself. There are enough evidences as also pointed out in the article, that small adjustments to the classroom space can create better engagement and connect to the topic. Depending upon the school investment/pocket size, efforts can be made from improving the physical layout, wiring, designing flexible furnitures, lighting to simple improvements like changing wall colour, movable board, displays etc. These changes will not only lead to enriched work environment but also energise children to think through situations and work in collaboration.
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10 Steps to Getting Started with Project-Based Homeschooling | Project Based Homeschooling

10 Steps to Getting Started with Project-Based Homeschooling | Project Based Homeschooling | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it

Interesting site about building self-regulated learners who drive their learning. Site talks about Reggio approach and using the environment as the third educator. So the points made here fit with all learners -- of all ages -- at home or at school.

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Learners NOT Students!

Learners NOT Students! | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
The term "student" was defined in the middle ages. It is time to rethink what that implies and redefine the learner.
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Christiane Brossi's curator insight, April 28, 2013 7:33 PM

Indeed, terms must be modernized.

Shawn Simpson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:21 AM

So very true. The "teacher" no longer exists.

David Schultz's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:01 AM

The varying outlooks we have when we use different words to describe something is intresting.  Here the difference between "student" & "learner" points to who is ulitmatly responsible for our own intellectual development.  I wonder if the same could be true with our use of generic titles in the work place.  For example can using the word "leader" in place of "follower" for staff and use of the word "visonary" in place of "leader" for executives place the responsibility for success in a more productive perspective?

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Expert Learners Make Their Own Destiny

Expert Learners Make Their Own Destiny | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
8th Grade learners from Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu created a music video as part of a global collaborative project.
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Melvina Kurashige is a Japanese teacher who shared an idea from a school in Belgium. The kids took the idea and made it their own. Next thing they were invited to present at the School of the Future Conference in front of hundreds of teachers. They realized the process is what helped them become better learners. 

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Spree Learning Games

Spree Learning Games | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
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Check out this site for up to 300 learning K-12 games. 

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Five Fun Things to Do With Your Pictures - Make your ideas Art

Five Fun Things to Do With Your Pictures - Make your ideas Art | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
The days of posting pictures on the refrigerator door appear to be over, what with the digital camera taking over its film counterpart.
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Display photo frames

Paint your picture

Create a scrapbook

Eat it - turn your pictures into something edible.

Puzzle It

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Intelligence vs Creativity...? You decide. Indie book excerpt ~ Parenting 2.0 The child's perspective

Intelligence vs Creativity...? You decide. Indie book excerpt ~ Parenting 2.0 The child's perspective | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
indie author, book excerpt, Through the Crimson Mirror
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“Most brilliant people have a mix of both intelligence and creativity.” Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”


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Using iPads to Enhance Teaching and Learning

Using iPads to Enhance Teaching and Learning | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it

Webinar by Joe Dale from Classroom 2.0. Blackboard Collaborate (Formerly Elluminate) Recording (full) with long list of apps to support teachers...

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Learners Assessing their Own Work

Learners Assessing their Own Work | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
Sarah Downing-Ford is a 7th grade middle school teacher in Maine who shares how her learners unpack standards and assess their own work.
Barbara Bray's insight:

We interviewed Sarah after viewing the video of some of her learners sharing how they take responsibility for their learning. Read about Sarah's top ten list on what she has learned. Here's the first 4:

10. Don’t underestimate the abilities/flexibility of students.
9.  Never assume the abilities/flexibility of students.
8.  Share struggles, successes, questions with colleagues and students.
7.  Don’t scrap the old stuff; as long as it meets a target, it is worthy.

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, March 15, 2013 1:00 PM

This goes hand in hand with learners taking ownership of their learning experiences.

Barbara Bray's comment, April 2, 2013 2:29 PM
Thanks Vicki! How are you?
Vicki Butler's comment, May 2, 2013 8:41 AM
Hi Barbara! Busy. I'm leaving my position at school and jumping into new endeavors. Will you be at ISTE?
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CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning

CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
CBAM: Stages of Concern about Personalized Learning provides descriptions and strategies to guide change for each stage.
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When you are transforming learning, you can use the Stages of Concern to help guide change. CBAM is the Concerns Based Adoption Model. We adapted the chart to guide chage around personalizing learning. If you are a teacher, you can determine which stage you are in and use the strategies to get the support you need. If you are a coach or professional developer, you can use these strategies to support your teachers. 

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Innovation Also Has to Mean Walking Away

Innovation Also Has to Mean Walking Away | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
This is an updated version of a previous post and is published in the September 2012 Issue of School Administrator. 

 

It’s impossible to attend an education event today without someone on stage passionately calling out for more innovation. It’s probably the most widely used word in my blog posts as well. 

 

The problem is that we are much better at starting initiatives than ending them. Even when existing programs no longer connect with students, we often protect them because our investment of resources, in one way or another, into some of these programs dissuades us from abandoning them. On the other hand, holding on to these programs limits the development of new programs and learning experiences for students. It’s something of a Catch 22 because we know new innovations need time to take root and grow.

 

 

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Educator as a Maker Educator

Educator as a Maker Educator | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
The following materials are being used to present to educators the idea that implementing maker education requires a different mindset, and often different roles and skills of the educator. To acce...
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Jackie Gerstein shared the idea of an educator being a Maker Educator and what that means.  It does require a different mindset and she shows you how. 

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A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it

I was supervising a teacher who was enrolled in our program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst that focused on developing student self-knowledge, ego strength, trust and community in ....

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The learning environment plays a major part in your feeling about learning. Consider flexible arrangements based on how learners learn best and activities. In fact, involve your learners in the design.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, July 22, 6:52 PM

Curated this because a re-modeling  is sometimes long overdue in many classrooms. Setting the right mood for learning is critical.

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Project-Based Learning for Teachers

Tony Vincent's video for his project-based learning workshops. http://learninginhand.com Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

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AnnC's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:05 PM

good opening infotainment

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:04 AM

brilliant for VET students... learning real skills to increase employability

Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:24 AM

Interesting

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Performance-Based with Zero Dropouts

Performance-Based with Zero Dropouts | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
Roger Cook, Superintendent of Taylor County Schools, Ky, shares how their district is Performance-based with zero dropouts.
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Barbara Bray's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:07 PM

We interviewed Roger when we were informed that his district had zero dropouts for the past 6 years. We had to know how they were able to achieve this. Then we learned the district is Performance-Based and asked him to share about this:

 

"Right now with the school year coming to a close more than one third of all our students are taking or have taken classes this year one or more grades above their chronological age. We have well over three hundred elementary students taking middle school content. We have over five hundred high school credits earned by middle school students. We have some fifth graders taking high school algebra for high school credit. We are graduating seniors from high school with enough college hours to be mid-term sophomores in college. "

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» 9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity

» 9 Illuminating Lessons on Creativity | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
Creativity has a kind of ethereal, ephemeral quality. It’s the muse that comes and goes as she pleases. It’s the breakthrough you can’t explain. It's the
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What is creativity? Creativity...

1. is about showing up.

2. is about getting curious.

3. is limitless.

4. focuses on the process, not the product.

5. is about not being skilled.

6. is for your to find the "magic threshold" and foget perfection.

7. is full of surprises.

8. is full of ups and downs.

9. means everyone is creative.

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David Schultz's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:43 AM

Creativity is the art of solving problems...  That is what this article is about.  To solve problems look beyond your own experience and look at what creative people like artists do.  The good ones are those that solve problems.  Though the problems being solved are not the same as in business the principles of how they solve them can be replicated in other aspects of life.

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The Future State of Open Innovation | 15inno

The Future State of Open Innovation | 15inno | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
Paul Hobcraft, the #3 guy on the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2012 list, recently asked me about my opinion on the future state of open innovation. I think
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Open innovation as a term is disappearing. Open innovation is a buzzword, and we are not even going to use the term in 5-7 years time. It will merge together with this term:  innovation. If we have in mind that innovation is difficult to define, then it actually becomes perfect for constant evolution like this. One of the key differences between innovation as we know it today and innovation in the future is that we will have a much higher degree of external input to it.

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Visual Mapping: 5 books on Innovation and Visual Thinking

Visual Mapping: 5 books on Innovation and Visual Thinking | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
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Visual thinking helps you create, innovate... Check out these 5 books to introduce you to new ways to visualize your thoughts:

 

Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers   By Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity  By David Sibbett

Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengersby Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur

Beyond Words : A Guide to Drawing Out ideas by Milly R. Sonneman

The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking by Mike Rohde
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5 Surefire Strategies to Fuel Creativity on the Job

5 Surefire Strategies to Fuel Creativity on the Job | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
Concerned your employees are more interested in what happened in last night’s episode of “Girls” than coming up with the [...]
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5 Strategies to fuel creativity in your agency:

1. Create a fun and inviting workspace.

2. Offer new and exciting challenges.

3. Acknowledge employee achievements.

4. Satify their hunger (literally).

5. Minimize paperwork.

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The key to successful innovation - JulienRio.com

The key to successful innovation - JulienRio.com | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
We live in a fast moving world where innovations make the difference. But how to make sure your innovation meets the success it deserves?
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According to the traditional innovation diffusion pattern, people can be divided in 5 groups:

innovatorsearly adoptersearly majoritylate majoritylaggards
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Sheryl Sandberg: the rise of one of tech's most powerful women - Telegraph

Sheryl Sandberg: the rise of one of tech's most powerful women - Telegraph | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, has become one of the most powerful figures in technology but how did she get there?
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Read the Time article and saw 60 minutes about her. Did you know that 36% women in the 25 to 34 age group have more college degrees to 28% men? Women need to talk about why there are not more women leaders, CEOs. Plan to get her book and read it.

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NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart

NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it
New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (2013)
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We revised the PDI chart from feedback from educators around the world. Now we are receiving information from people who are using the chart to help as they personalize learning.
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Barbara Bray's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:14 PM

The originalPDI chart has been downloaded over tens of thousands of times around the world. We received feedback and input from educators who helped us revise the chart so it clarifies the differences between the terms. We welcome your feedback and to share your stories of personalizing learning.

 

If you have our older version of the chart, please replace it with this version.

Personalized Learning Chart v2 (2013) by Barbara Bray & Kathleen McClaskey is licensed under aCreativeCommonsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 UnportedLicense. 

 

Please share this with your PLN!

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Creativity, Innovation, and Change | Scoop.it

What will Personalized Learning look like in 2013? The main change that will happen in teaching and learning in 2013 will be about empowerment. Teachers and learners will be more empowered to take charge of their learning. We will see this through the evidence they share as they learn.


Via Kathleen McClaskey, Barbara Bray
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The 10 Predictions for 2013 include:

1. Connected Learners

2. Mobile Devices

3. Communities of Practice

4. Evidence of Learning

5. Taking Risks

6. Storytelling

7. Learner Voice and Choice

8. Unpacking Standards

9. Transforming Learning Environments

10. Building a Common Language

 

We will be hearing more why the learner needs to take ownership of their learning. Look for more information about developing Expert Learners and Master Teachers.

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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:18 AM

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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 4:20 AM

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:34 AM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?