While occasionally it feels like ideas just pop into our heads, it’s rarely without some preparation on our parts. That’s because creativity is a practice. It’s magical in many ways. But the magic requires a trained magician.
Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
Language used by children in a BBC Radio 2 short-story competition has been put into a database, offering an insight into how they think. (Plenty of good news on the standard of children's creative writing.
I absolutely love teaching writing! My class this year has really seemed to enjoy writing right along with me. We've done so many great projects and activities together this year, and today, we held one of our last big writing ...
Middle school English language arts teacher Hassan Mansaray shares how he uses an individualized learning model, Readers and Writers Workshop, to reach his students in an expanded learning time program.
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Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later.
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Chris Beyerle, a math and engineering teacher from South Carolina, has put together a no-nonsense collection of software for creating digital presentations.
"The weight of evidence at the present time is that inelligence is multidimensional, and that the fulll range of these dimensions is not completely captured by any single general ability" (Sternberg, 1996).
by edshelf: Reviews & recommendations of tools for education Once upon a time, there was a teacher looking for ways to help her students tell a story. She wanted to give them a variety of tools from...
Creative writing starts with writing practice. This is by definition a pastime whereby a person just settles down in front of a blank sheet of paper and starts writing without any specific goal in mind as to the purpose of the resulting literature.
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