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Serious Play
All about fun, imaginative learning and training.
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Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration? — PsyBlog

Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration? — PsyBlog | Serious Play | Scoop.it
An experiment suggests doodling may be more than just a pleasant waste of time and paper. (Can Doodling Improve Memory and Concentration?

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Generate writing ideas with online photo galleries

Generate writing ideas with online photo galleries | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Sometimes, Carly and I will go to Shutterstock or iStock to find photos for our blog posts. Recently, we purchased a large number of photos, and I helped find pictures for our blog. What I discovered was a plethora of inspiration!"


Exercise: Think of the writing project you’re working on or think about starting a new project. Pick five or six words to describe your project or choose a subject you want to generate ideas for. Use those words in the search box in one of the online photo galleries. See what sparks your imagination. Now write about it!

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Good ideas for any writing project. Some of this tips can also be very helpful in brainstorming sessions or in some training workshops (eg. creative writing training).

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The Scientific Power of Music

TWEET IT: http://clicktotweet.com/SR316 Is music humanity's drug of choice? What is the mysterious power behind it's ability to captivate, stimulate and keep...
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MeowFoto - edit photos and create collages

MeowFoto - edit photos and create collages | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The fun side of the Internet

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Olivia Solis Casso's comment, February 1, 2013 9:35 AM
Very useful video. THANK YOU.
Mahnoor Mahnoor's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:53 AM

Mahnoor

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helllo frnd

 

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MIND MAPPING IN THE CLASSROOM

MIND MAPPING IN THE CLASSROOM | Serious Play | Scoop.it

How do I introduce mind maps to my class and school?
Mind mapping can be used for all levels of education and it is a great tool for both teachers and students alike. School's that implement technology such as this encourages the sharing of ideas between teachers, classes and grade levels providing a more rounded education...

http://www.scoop.it/t/classemapping


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 21, 2013 2:12 PM

Helpful tips for using mind mapping in class. The post explains what mind mapping is and gives suggestions what you can use mind maps for. The author lists benefits of using this technique in teaching.

Patricia Stitson's curator insight, January 22, 2013 12:24 PM

Love Mind Mapping!

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Power of Play

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 It is a happy talent to know how to play. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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A beautiful blog, gorgeous photos and wise words. Enjoy the power of play!

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5 Awesome Improv Moves

5 Awesome Improv Moves | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"The greatest part of improv is it's organic. The basic idea of a scene might work one night and completely bomb the next. So in all reality there are no "perfect moves" or "scenes that work every time". This list is composed of scenes or moves that I personally enjoy seeing almost all the time."


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Some ideas for Role-play in training.

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why use visual process? - via @playthink

why use visual process? - via @playthink | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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Dave Wood's curator insight, January 25, 2013 6:59 PM

Nice summary of why to use visual coaching - valauable either for individual or teams.  Visual coaching is what I do.

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New To TeachThought? 33 Of Our Top Posts Of 2012

New To TeachThought? 33 Of Our Top Posts Of 2012 | Serious Play | Scoop.it
New To TeachThought? 33 Of Our Top Posts Of 2012

The following list represents some of our best posts of 2012.

These are not simply our most popular posts based on pageviews and social media sharing. (In fact, some of the list represents our least-shared content.) It is rather a mix of some of your favorites, and some of ours, and can function as a pretty good starting point if you’re just discovering TeachThought.

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5 Infographic Generator Apps Every Teacher Should Know About

5 Infographic Generator Apps Every Teacher Should Know About | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Enhancing your classroom lectures with infographics is challenging. That's why we're sharing these 5 infographic generator apps with you.
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{*} Cómo evaluar ideas - Neuronilla

{*} Cómo evaluar ideas - Neuronilla | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Artículo sobre cómo desarrollar la fase de evaluación tras una sesión de generación de ideas. Con técnicas para evaluar y estrategias en creatividad e innovación. Autor: David Díez - Neuronilla.
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How to Design Great Training: Begin with the End in Mind

Sharon Bowman, author. How to Design Great Training: Begin with the End in Mind. For trainers, teachers, instructors, learning facilitators, and educators.
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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, January 23, 2013 5:57 AM

Une approche qui peut également s'appliquer à toutes les relations dans lesquelles une personne transmet des informations ou connaissances à d'autres. 

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5 Tips for Interactive Webinars

By Sharon Bowman. 5 Tips for Interactive Webinars. For anyone who presents real-time (synchronous) or self-study (asynchronous) webinars.
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13 Tips To Improve Your Creativity in 2013

13 Tips To Improve Your Creativity in 2013 | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"It’s a new year! As unoriginal as it may seem, the beginning of our calendar year is an excellent time to re-dedicate oneself to creative activity. The catch is that sometimes resolutions or grand pronouncements aren’t as effective as other approaches, such as setting small daily intentions. Here are a baker’s dozen suggestions for integrating (or re-integrating) creativity into your life in 2013."

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41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills -

41 Resources, Tools, And Apps To Improve Writing Skills - | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Math gets all the love–at least that appears to be the case in the edtech world. But applications of automated essay scoring have been growing steadily for 15 years. The shift to digital instructional materials, preparations for state online assessment, and a new crop of writing apps is adding new energy to digital ELA.

We’ve collected more than 30 scoring engines and other literacy apps below.

 

Image attribution flickr user woodleywonderworks.com

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Writing Platforms With Scoring Engine

Writing Aids

iPad Writing Apps

Nine reviewed apps from Reading Rockets

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Presentation Feature on Glogster EDU

Presentation Feature on Glogster EDU | Serious Play | Scoop.it
See the Glog! Presentation Feature: features, glogster edu, présentation, presentation | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, January 20, 2013 12:04 PM

Deena Kelly has put together a great glog about how to use Glogster for creating presentations. You'll find a tip for every step you should take to produce your own glog and use it as a presentation.

Christine Bushong's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:49 PM

I used Glogster EDU for the school wiki home page with the graphics used as links to wiki pages.  It's easy and effective.  This looks like an interesting way to use their graphics and link together glogs in a series to create a presentation.  Worth trying.

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SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations into engaging talking videos | Serious Play | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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Skills Converged > Giving Feedback Exercise: Avoid Destructive Feedback

Skills Converged > Giving Feedback Exercise: Avoid Destructive Feedback | Serious Play | Scoop.it
"When first presented with new ideas, many seem to be quick to highlight the potential problems with the idea rather than focusing on its potential. This attitude often leads to destructive criticism which can be particularly ineffective in brainstorming sessions and meeting. This exercise helps to highlight the negative aspects of destructive criticism and how positive feedback can significantly boost enthusiasm and encourage further contribution. Delegates also learn how to formulate their negative feedback as constructive feedback during this exercise."
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Digital slidebooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Biteslide

Digital slidebooks for student creativity, self-expression, and imagination - Biteslide | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Biteslide is a fun and easy-to-use slidebook app that promotes student creativity, self-expression, and imagination.
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Slow Learning

Slow Learning blogsite

 

Playthink      

                                                                                     

Helping you see what you mean

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Visual learning resources and inspirations

 

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How to use music for branding - 7 Music Essentials to Convey Your Brand’s Story - Marketing with Music - Using Music to strike emotion

How to use music for branding - 7 Music Essentials to Convey Your Brand’s Story - Marketing with Music - Using Music to strike emotion | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Music definitely tells a story. What story it tells depends on what message you want to convey to your audience. Every music video, every movie, every song, every commercial, every advertisement, and every other meaningful conversation tells a story. Whether they tell the right story depends on your understanding of your audience and your execution of that understanding."


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Ariana Amorim's insight:

A good starting point to reflect on the use of music in training. This post can  inspire you to use music in some training activities to convey a story, an emotion...(eg. digital storytelling) or simply to set your audience in the right mood. 

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Karen Dietz's comment, January 25, 2013 6:15 PM
Fabulous point Ariana! It's a great idea. I love adding music into my trainings.
ValerieMalaval's comment, January 27, 2013 3:19 PM
Can share experience. We did an event where we put our team in a middle of an orchestra, doing a rehearsal. Was a magic moment in terms od emotion, but also key to understand each musician play without hearing all the other. Everytime, is the conductor who provides vision, direction and create the trust within this global body. That was very powerful to understand how conductor creates and rejevunate constantly trust within the orchestra, to go to something extraordinary that touched our hearts.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 30, 2013 10:56 AM
How cool Valerie! I love hearing about the creative ways professionals are using sound and music with clients.
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Magnify It For Creativity

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In the minds of many, bigger is better. So, we move today to using the element of magnification for our creativity boost. 

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Adapt It For Creativity

Adapt It For Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it

This is the third post in a series on a creativity exercise called SCAMMPERR, an acronym that stands for substitute, combine, adapt,  magnify, modify, put it to other uses, eliminate, rearrange, reverse. We’ve covered substitute and combine, now let’s move on to adapt.

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How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | Serious Play | Scoop.it

The increasingly popular free digital media sharing app offers plenty of possibilities for educators. 

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Teaching Adults ANYTHING in 4 Easy Steps

How to teach adult learners anything in 4 easy steps. HINT: these steps work when teaching kids, too!
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