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The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain

The Impact Of Creativity On The Brain | Education tech | Scoop.it

How do the arts "“increase students’ college-, career-, and citizenship-readiness in all subjects as well as keep them engaged in school and contribute to their social and emotional health"? 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 14, 2013 11:07 PM

This post looks at what neurologists call executive function and eduation calls higher order thinking. A list of nine "ways to describe some of the executive functions when relating the arts to creativity and the thinking processes" is provided which includes:

* Conceptual thinking and transfer of knowledge

* Judgmen

* Critical analysis

* Induction and deduction

If you are interested in learning more about how creativity correlates with academic achievement as well as social and emotional success and how it helps to develop skills that support higher order thinking (a hot topic with Common Core) click through to the article.

 

Mindfulness Love's curator insight, February 10, 2015 5:26 AM

creativity thinking exercises! great!

Lui Debono's curator insight, September 21, 2015 2:43 PM

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The 16 Apps And Tools Worth Trying This Year - Edudemic

The 16 Apps And Tools Worth Trying This Year - Edudemic | Education tech | Scoop.it
From Khan Academy to Haiku Deck, there's more than a dozen apps and tools you should give a whirl this year.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 15, 2013 11:52 PM

This list of 16 apps and tools are the favorite picks from Edudemic. There are a range of suggested apps, ranging from learning basic sign language (Marlee Signs) to free textbooks (Boundless) to Duolingo (learn a foreign language). Many others are listed in this post and some may be new to you!

SchoolandUniversity's comment, February 16, 2013 12:13 AM
The Edudemic Magazine year-end special showcases the very best education apps and web tools of the year.
http://www.tinyurl.com/7yge7po
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Comics with Sketch Star

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Animated Comics with Sketch Star | Education tech | Scoop.it

"Sketch Star from Miniclip is a fun and free tool for creating animated comics. On Sketch Star students can create draw animations from scratch or use pre-made shapes and characters. Students build their animations frame by frame."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 15, 2013 11:40 PM

If you are looking for a free tool to create animations you should check out SketchStar. In this review by Richard Byrne shares his insight into the program as well as some suggestions about how you might use it in the classroom. Be aware that students will need an email address to register at the site.