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Is Your Smart Phone Killing Your Creativity?

Is Your Smart Phone Killing Your Creativity? | Social Age | Scoop.it
Sure, your beloved gadget allows you to work during every spare moment, but is the price of increased productivity dramatically lower creativity?

Via Ally Greer
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Interesting insights with repurcusions for how we foster innovation and creativity in organisations via @allygreer

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Is being bored a good thing? Studies show that some of the best creative thoughts come from moments of boredom, which barely exist anymore thanks to smartphones to keep us perpetually occupied.

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Questions of how we foster creativity and where good ideas come from are important for agile organisations, and organisations need to be agile to survive: http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/where-do-good-ideas-come-from-inspiration-and-innovation/

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Take a Break! You Need it!

Take a Break! You Need it! | Social Age | Scoop.it
I’ve been struggling with a really annoying problem lately and I don’t know what to do. I'm tired… ALL THE TIME. And I hate it! Someone please explain this to me... I'm a CrossFit junkie three time...
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Kayla nails it again by asking the obvious question: have we got the balance right? Our ability to survive and thrive in the Social Age means we have navigate this challenge and take time out!


One of my favourite bloggers - check her site out

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We need more sandboxes | Harold Jarche

We need more sandboxes | Harold Jarche | Social Age | Scoop.it
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Creating spaces to play, such an important part of learning. Great article from Harold Jarche, as ever

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Learning technology: are we using it right?

Learning technology: are we using it right? | Social Age | Scoop.it
Technology can be a great enabler for learning, but it's not guaranteed to make us learn better. Used correctly, it can enhance, equalise and facilitate learning, used poorly it simply commands and...
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Is Your Smart Phone Killing Your Creativity?

Is Your Smart Phone Killing Your Creativity? | Social Age | Scoop.it
Sure, your beloved gadget allows you to work during every spare moment, but is the price of increased productivity dramatically lower creativity?

Via Ally Greer
julianstodd's insight:

Interesting insights with repurcusions for how we foster innovation and creativity in organisations via @allygreer

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Ally Greer's curator insight, April 3, 2013 12:08 PM

Is being bored a good thing? Studies show that some of the best creative thoughts come from moments of boredom, which barely exist anymore thanks to smartphones to keep us perpetually occupied.

julianstodd's comment, April 3, 2013 2:11 PM
Questions of how we foster creativity and where good ideas come from are important for agile organisations, and organisations need to be agile to survive: http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2011/05/06/where-do-good-ideas-come-from-inspiration-and-innovation/
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10 not-to-be missed resources from March 2013

10 not-to-be missed resources from March 2013 | Social Age | Scoop.it
Although I tweet links to interesting resources as I find them, I collate them in my 2013 Reading List at the end of each month, and pick out the ones that I find particularly useful, valuable or i...
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Jane Hart's superb monthly round up of resources for social learning. Her blog is well worth subscribing to as she develops some great ideas in this space

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A true model for mobile learning: how we interact with technology

A true model for mobile learning: how we interact with technology | Social Age | Scoop.it
I was fortunate enough to see Cirque du Soleil last night, an astonishing performance of athleticism and creativity. For those of you who haven't seen them, Cirque provide a modern take on circus s...
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Groups, Clay Shirky and Online Education

Groups, Clay Shirky and Online Education | Social Age | Scoop.it
This post explores the significance of student groups in online learning courses—the value and influence on institutions in light of the principles outlined in Shirky's book "Here Comes Everybody"....
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A good review of a great, short, book by Clay Shirky. Well worth a read.

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The architecture of learning: methodology and mortar

The architecture of learning: methodology and mortar | Social Age | Scoop.it
On the train this morning heading to the airport and i'm struck by the variety of architecture around me in the industrial district: glass, steel and stone arranged into a wide variety of imaginati...
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Exploring how creativity and structure need to be balanced to create great learning

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New music 'rewarding for the brain'

New music 'rewarding for the brain' | Social Age | Scoop.it
MRI scans reveal that listening to new music is rewarding for the brain.
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Music connects with us in ways that the written word to not: we can benefit from a better understanding of how music raises emotions, generates meaning [http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2013/02/19/music-in-learning-sharing-extracts-from-the-new-book/]

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Writers Share Advice By Writing On Their Own Hands - DesignTAXI.com

Writers Share Advice By Writing On Their Own Hands - DesignTAXI.com | Social Age | Scoop.it
Writers Share Advice By Writing On Their Own Hands - DesignTAXI.com
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Writers sharing advice by writing on their own hands: i like this, simple, somewhat viceral approach. 

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The power of sharing ideas in learning communities: http://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2012/09/18/the-power-of-the-learning-community-sharing-ideas/
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What Is Social Learning Anyway? - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity

What Is Social Learning Anyway? - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity | Social Age | Scoop.it
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Good insights and real market data in this article. Nice quotes from Jane Hart @c4lpt as well - always good value

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Working out loud: my own story

Working out loud: my own story | Social Age | Scoop.it
“You should tell that story more.” I was having lunch with a friend, talking about how I wound up in my current role. I describe my job as “making work more effective and fulfilling”. But there was...
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Great blog post about curating your skill set, a really strong approach in the Social Age. I like John's open style to working out loud. Highly recomend checking out his blog too.

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What is 'ungoogleable'?

What is 'ungoogleable'? | Social Age | Scoop.it
The word "ungoogleable" has been removed from a list of new Swedish words after a trademark spat. But what does it mean?
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Interesting article: raises questions around 'underground' communities that are relevant in social learning. Is openness always good, or do some learning communities thrive through exclusivity?

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The co-creation of meaning in social learning: adapting our view of learning

The co-creation of meaning in social learning: adapting our view of learning | Social Age | Scoop.it
One of the strongest ideas i've taken out of my research into music in learning is that of co-creation: the ways that we work together, taking specialist roles and consulting within our community (...
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Treating dementia: Can art help?

Treating dementia: Can art help? | Social Age | Scoop.it
In the fifth part of our Power of Art series, the BBC's Jane O'Brien explores role of art in ageing. She looks at research into the therapeutic effects of creative activities.
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