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Pixar's Motto: Going From Suck to Nonsuck

Pixar's Motto: Going From Suck to Nonsuck | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
In a world that is obsessed with preventing errors and perfection, perhaps it's ironic that despite 11 straight blockbuster movies, Pixar cofounder...
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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative

A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 31, 9:25 AM

"Society tells us there is only one answer to a question and that the answer is in the back of the book--and if you look, you're cheating! We are more focused on grades than learning.  This is a great student project to reflect on their own creativity!  Make good art...

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4 Powerful Ways To Inspire Student Creativity - Edudemic

4 Powerful Ways To Inspire Student Creativity - Edudemic | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
When you help your students be creative they will feel good about themselves as well as do better in the classroom.
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How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions

How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
"Critical Thinking" may sound like an obnoxious buzzword from liberal arts schools, but it's actually a useful skill. Critical thinking just means absorbing important information and using that to form a decision or opinion of your own--rather than just spouting off what you hear others say. This doesn't always come naturally to us, but luckily, it's something you can train yourself to do better.
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Video: “The Future Will Not be Multiple Choice”

Video: “The Future Will Not be Multiple Choice” | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
How we will learn
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Tips to Help You Tap Into Your Creative Mind ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tips to Help You Tap Into Your Creative Mind ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
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A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must See Visual Featuring 27 Ways to Check Your Students Understanding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
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10 Creative iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling in Class

10 Creative iPad Apps for Digital Storytelling in Class | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
The iPad is an excellent tool for digital storytelling in the classroom. Here are 10 apps which you should definitely check out.
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wwwatanabe: Striving for Higher-Order Thinking and Depth of Knowledge

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Tynker: Computer programming for kids

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Tynker: Computer programming for kids | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
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These Gorgeous iPad Notes Could Lead to the Paperless Classroom -- THE Journal

These Gorgeous iPad Notes Could Lead to the Paperless Classroom -- THE Journal | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Taking notes in class and at conferences just got a whole lot more and fun. Check out these striking examples and learn how innovative educators are using them effectively.
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Video Games Are Teaching Our Kids to Succeed in the 21st Century

Video Games Are Teaching Our Kids to Succeed in the 21st Century | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
The trick to creating a compelling learning game is to start with the objective of creating a great game, and then make the learning part of what the player does in the game to achieve their goal.
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Start with the Sesame Street offeings.

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15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

15 iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
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Why Einstein, JFK, Edison, and Marie Curie All Doodled

Why Einstein, JFK, Edison, and Marie Curie All Doodled | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Drawing is right up there with reading, writing, & having group discussions.
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The Difference Between Knowledge and Experience

The Difference Between Knowledge and Experience | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
What's the difference between knowledge and experience, and how does you brain process both? Which is more important for creative thinking? Buffer's Belle Beth Cooper investigates.
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Innovation Excellence | Debunking the Left Brain and Right Brain Myth

Innovation Excellence | Debunking the Left Brain and Right Brain Myth | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
The myth that creative people are 'right brained' and logical people are 'left brained' is a lie. Nick Skillicorn tries to find out the truth about how your brain generates ideas.
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14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking

14 Free Apps for Higher Order Thinking | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Push your students to explain their thinking and create their own digital portfolio items with these fantastic free apps! Tellagami for Story Telling Film Your Own Persuasive PSAs Student Created P...
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This Incredible Portrait of Morgan Freeman Was Painted on an iPad

This Incredible Portrait of Morgan Freeman Was Painted on an iPad | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Remember iPad art? Like those New Yorker covers that look, well, basically just okay? Or the hobby that David Hockney had for like ten seconds? Well British artist Kyle Lambert's been practicing, and he's gotten good.
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4 (Digital) Habits That Will Make You More Creative

4 (Digital) Habits That Will Make You More Creative | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Eric E Castro Sir Ken Robinson's talk on the notion that "schools kill creativity", is the most viewed Ted Talk ever. The views and clicks do not only come...
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3 Strategies to Promote Independent Thinking in Classrooms

Imagine the intentional focus you would bring to crossing a rushing creek. Each stepping-stone is different in shape, each distance uneven and unpredictable, requiring you to tread with all senses in
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Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model

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Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model
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61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create

61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Long plane flights are my most-prized creative times. With the opportunity to be free from the many distractions that drain creative energy, long plane flights always lead to many new ideas. Last S...
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9 Strategies to improve your students thinking skills

9 Strategies to improve your students thinking skills | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
It is a common complaint that our students lack the ability to think for themselves.  Maybe we should look at whether they have had the opportunity to learn thinking. We learn most things by observ...
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