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Aids and resources for creators and teachers of writing, interactive fiction, digital stories, and transmedia
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Best Education Infographics - 2013

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Infographics, when used correctly, appropriately, are powerful tools for conveying a lot of pertinent information plus they support visual learning and thinking.  I curate a Scoopit on Infographics...


Beth Dichter's insight:

Jackie Gerstein shares her top picks for education infographics this year. Some of these have been shared in this Scoop.it but many are new. The list of infographics includes:

* The Internet Access Gap in Education

* The Past, Present and Future of Education

* State of Creativity in Education: An Adobe Survey

* The Gamification of Education

* Tapping into Mobile Learning

* Investing in Girls' Education Pays Off

Many of these would be useful as topics for discussion or to use to teach students why infographics are useful in displaying data.



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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 29, 2013 9:33 PM

Jackie Gerstein shares her top picks for education infographics this year. Some of these have been shared in this Scoop.it but many are new. The list of infographics includes:

* The Internet Access Gap in Education

* The Past, Present and Future of Education

* State of Creativity in Education: An Adobe Survey

* The Gamification of Education

* Tapping into Mobile Learning

* Investing in Girls' Education Pays Off

Many of these would be useful as topics for discussion or to use to teach students why infographics are useful in displaying data.

eclat's curator insight, December 30, 2013 11:15 AM

Подтверждение того, что инфографика - должна быть важной составной частью обучения, в том числе в системе последипломного образования

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 31, 2013 1:36 PM

These are interesting and insightful infographics.

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Amplifying Student Learning: Using Mobile Apps to Create, Share and Connect - edWeb

Amplifying Student Learning: Using Mobile Apps to Create, Share and Connect - edWeb | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

FREE WEBINAR - THURSDAY, SEPT. 26, 2013

5-6 PM (EASTERN)



Presented by Carolyn Skibba, Technology Coordinator and Apple Distinguished Educator



"One of the most compelling benefits of classroom technology is that it enables students to share their ideas and knowledge in powerful new ways. Effective, thoughtful integration of mobile apps can empower students to create quality, meaningful work for a worldwide audience. Ultimately, this leads to true engagement that transforms how students see themselves and their learning. Through this webinar, you will learn how to integrate some of the best apps for student creativity and publishing. You will also gain practical tips that will support you and your students in creating authentic content and sharing it easily with others."


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15 Most Admired Quotes on Creativity - WDF

15 Most Admired Quotes on Creativity - WDF | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

"Some really inspirational quotes have power to introduce major change in our life. Quotes from famous people can significantly change our mind about a particular thing. However it depends on you that which types of quotes you like the most to get inspiration. But whatever you like, it’s acknowledged that without creativity life seems boring. So today we comes with a collection of some really inspiring and most admired quotes on creativity that will surely help you to get inspired. Enjoy!"

Jim Lerman's insight:

I love great quotations.

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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go

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netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:32 PM

Excellent  way to start the day

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:22 PM

writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 9:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.
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The Creator Of Scratch on Technical Literacy, Coding, & Smarter Kids

The Creator Of Scratch on Technical Literacy, Coding, & Smarter Kids | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
Mitch Resnik, the creator of the super-simple Scratch programming language and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, gave a TEDx talk about the value of coding and computer literacy in early education.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 24, 2013 9:51 PM

If you have not checked out Scratch, a free programming language from the MIT Media Lab, take the time to listen to this talk by the creator, and then check out the program at the Scratch site, http://scratch.mit.edu/. You may download the program, join an educator's community, check out projects, watch tutorials and much more. One question that is being discussed more and more is if we should teach students programming. We are also told we need to have our students be creators of materials. Scratch may be a program that will help us meet both these goals.

davidconover's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:35 AM

MIT's Scratch is a great program for high school students to learn.

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Tony Buzan (Mind Mapping) - How To Make the Most of Your Creative Mind : Learning Technologies 2013

How to make the most of your creative mind Tony Buzan, Author, educationalist and the creator of Mind Mapping (R) Very few people can claim to have invented ...


Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I used to teach Tony Buzan's techniques to my 8th graders (way back before the turn of the century).  Great ideas for idea generation during the writing process, and for researching  and notetaking. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 10, 2013 3:18 PM

I used to teach Tony Buzan's techniques to my 8th graders (way back before the turn of the century).  Great ideas for idea generation during the writing process, and for researching  and notetaking. 

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The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926 ~ Brain Pickings

The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926 ~ Brain Pickings | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova


"In 1926, thirteen years before James Webb Young’s Technique for Producing Ideas and more than three decades before Arthur Koestler’s seminal “bisociation” theory of how creativity works, English social psychologist and London School of Economics co-founder Graham Wallas, sixty-eight at the time, penned The Art of Thought— an insightful theory outlining the four stages of the creative process, based both on his own empirical observations and on the accounts of famous inventors and polymaths. Though, sadly, the book is long out of print, with surviving copiessold for a fortune and available in a few public libraries, the gist of Wallas’s model has been preserved in a chapter of the 1976 treasure The Creativity Question (public library) — an invaluable selection of meditations on and approaches to creativity by some of history’s greatest minds, compiled by psychiatrist Albert Rothenberg and philosopher Carl R. Hausman, reminiscent of the 1942 gem An Anatomy of Inspiration.


"Wallas outlines four stages of the creative process — preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification — dancing in a delicate osmosis of conscious and unconscious work. These phases, which literary legend Michael Cowley would come to parallel in his 1958 model of the four stages of writing, go as follows:"

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, September 2, 2013 1:00 AM

Another gem by Popova

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for the love of learning: Best. Video. On Creativity. Ever

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 7, 2013 12:07 PM

Oh, this is SO lovely!~

Mark Gantt's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:19 PM

love this! creativity

Nancy White's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:39 AM

Beautifully illustrates that if we want students to be creative, we need to give them choice - and freedom to use their imaginations!

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How Can Teachers Prepare Kids for a Connected World?

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"Educators are always striving to find ways to make curriculum relevant in students’ everyday lives. More and more teachers are using social media around lessons, allowing students to use their cell phones to do research and participate in class, and developing their curriculum around projects to ground learning around an activity. These strategies are all part of a larger goal to help students connect to social and cultural spaces."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:19 PM

A look at Henry Jenkins work on participatory learning and PLAY (Participatory Learning and You). So what is PLAY? "...'a mode of experimentation, of testing materials, trying out new solutions, exploring new horizons,' Jenkins said. It’s how kids interact with games – throwing themselves in without reading the rules, testing the limits and feeling free to try and fail."

This post provides a number of examples, discusses assesement and play, and provides links to additional articles on the subject.

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A Creative Curriculum fit for 2013 and Beyond | huntingenglish

A Creative Curriculum fit for 2013 and Beyond | huntingenglish | Scriveners' Trappings | Scoop.it
“A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.” Horace Mann

 

"Recently I came across a beautifully written ode to creativity written by @RealDavidCameron – see here. Please read it in all of its resplendent glory. The article, appropriate for our austere times, and rather bankrupt political leadership, is not all sweetness and light. Birth weight and poverty are recognized as near intractable factors that inhibit learning, but the driving force of the article resides in the transformative power of education. This was connected to another article by an inspiring school leader, Tom Sherrington – the @headguruteacher – with this article on creativity here: Teaching for Creativity and Innovation. Now, let me admit, when I sometimes hear the term ‘creativity’ used regarding education I wince slightly. ‘Passion’ and ‘creativity’ have become easy labels used across public and private sectors, becoming appropriated by advertisers, regardless of whether those qualities are exhibited or not, like some empty corporate mantra. When people laud Sir Ken Robinson I cannot but agree with his inspired speeches, but without action those words ring hollow. What leaders like Tom Sherrington and people like David Cameron do is put meat onto the bones of the creativity mantra in a real and valuable. They shine a light on creativity in practice and thereby encourage us to bask in the glow and feed the flame,"

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, December 28, 2012 7:29 PM

The above comment, only one paragraph in quite a lengthy meditation on the necessity for creativity and passion in education, comes from "A Subject Leader of English in a large, successful state school in York" [England], who evidently desires to write anonymously.

 

In any event, huntingenglish has quite a bit to say on his/her own behalf and also peppers the piece with abundant links to additional writings by others as well as schools/programs that s/he considers exemplary.

 

From the opinions expressed, it seems to me that the educational landscape in the UK resembles that of the US in a great many respects...certainly I find much to agree with concerning personal reflections about the current state of educational affairs.

 

Huntingenglish has a lot to say and, IMO, says it very well. This is quite a stimulating read and I will be returning to this blog for more.