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Will handwriting survive the iPad?

Will handwriting survive the iPad? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Could interactive technology cause a drop in the number of individuals able to write by hand?

 

As interactive technology becomes ubiquitous around the globe, some experts warn that formal handwriting may soon diminish, rendering the penmanship a relic of the past.

Fears of handwriting's demise prompted North Carolina Congresswoman Pat Hurley to draft a bill, mandating that script be taught in all elementary schools in the state. It passed unanimously in the state House earlier this month.

 

But Jeffrey Reaser, associate professor of linguistics at North Carolina State University, says a sense of "nostalgia" is not enough reason to force students to learn something that's "not crucial to their education".

Clive Hilton's insight:

Intuitively, the assertion that handwriting is 'not crucial to education' could be missing the deeper and more relevant point that it might be crucial to learning and understanding - which are not the same thing at all!

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The Art of Creativity | Taika Waititi | TEDxDoha

Taika Waititi is a visual artist, actor, writer and director hailing from the Raukokore region of New Zealand. His short film Two Cars, One Night wa
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10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox

10 Tools for Your Students’ Creativity Toolbox | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Creativity is a process, and you can guide students to develop theirs with a set of tools for different situations.
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Creativity

Student project at School of Visual Arts. A visual essay on a segment of an interview by NOWNESS with René Redzepi, who talks about what creativity means.
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Academic Presenter

Academic Presenter | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Academic Presenter is professional presentation software designed by academicians for academicians to elevate presentations’ quality to the next level
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Freelance State of Mind: is university really the only option?

Freelance State of Mind: is university really the only option? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Illustrator Ben Tallon looks at how rising tuition fees are deterring budding creative students, and asks whether short courses could be just as valuable.
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WHAT CAUSES CREATIVITY

what causes creativity... 1. Confidence 2. Observation 3. Humility 4. Mindfulness 5. Curiosity 6. Resourcefulness 7. Energy 8. Action
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The last things that will make us uniquely human

The last things that will make us uniquely human | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
In a few decades, AI will outstrip many of the abilities we believe make us special. This is a grand challenge for our age, argues researcher Viktor Mayer-Schonberger.
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Michael DiTullo Design Tutorials

Michael DiTullo Design Tutorials | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Home page of Michael DiTullo, Chief Design Officer at Sound United and designer with 20+ years experience at Nike, Jordan, Converse, and frog design
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Fred Deakin: Young designers should experiment and "try anything" - Design Week

Fred Deakin: Young designers should experiment and "try anything" - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
As part of our Design Week at 30 series we catch up with University of the Arts London professor of interactive digital arts Fred Deakin to talk about how design education has changed over the years.
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Creativity, Combat, Cardboard and Chaos: Boxwars - Core77

Creativity, Combat, Cardboard and Chaos: Boxwars  - Core77 | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
What do you do when you're bored? When a trio of Australian friends, Hoss Siegel, Josh Spiegel and Ross Koger, found that they "had a severe lack of creativity in our lives" they decided to do something about it. Their solution: Get a bunch of friends together, build cardboard suits
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Susan Cain on Introversion

The world is full of noise and those that are the loudest are the ones we tend to follow but what about the quiet ones? Author Susan Cain shines a spotligh
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The slow professor | University Affairs

The slow professor | University Affairs | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The authors of a new book challenge what they call the “frantic pace” of contemporary university life.
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Study finds lecture hall internet access bring out the worst in students

Study finds lecture hall internet access bring out the worst in students | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Michigan State University study says that web surfing brings down the grades – no matter how smart the student
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Category:Creativity Techniques - Mycoted

This A to Z of Creativity and Innovation Techniques, provides an introduction to a range of tools and techniques for both idea generation (Creativity) and converting those ideas into reality (Innovation). Like most tools these techniques all have their good and bad points. I like to think of these creativity and innovation techniques as tools in a toolbox in much the same way as my toolbox at home for DIY. It has a saw, spanner, hammer, knife and all sorts of other things in it, they are all very useful, but you have to pick the right tool (creativity / Innovation technique) for each job.
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Redefining "failure"

Redefining "failure" | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
" Joe Girard The elevator to success is ou " ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) by  symphony of love Success is the exception, not the rule. This ide
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5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity - InformED

5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity - InformED | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Does it mean someone isn’t paying attention? Well, it’s time to change your mind. Doodling and drawing can actually help you process, retain, and share information. Doodling and Memory According to a 2009 study by professor of Psychology, Jackie Andrade, doodling while listening to information... Read More
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Why Creativity?

Why Creativity? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Is creativity important, and specifically is it so in teaching and learning? My short answer,  “Yes”. I would argue that without creativity there is the danger of not challenging what we do and why we do it. Possibly to go blindly along with what we are told without question for we have no drive, no…
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Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged - BBC News

Teach 'problem solving' to produce engineers, schools urged - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
A focus on "playful experimentation" will boost learning, says the Royal Academy of Engineering.
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Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning | Co.Design

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning | Co.Design | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.
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Freelance State of Mind: creativity’s impact on our mental wellbeing - Design Week

Freelance State of Mind: creativity’s impact on our mental wellbeing - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Whether you’re drawing, fanaticising over comics or exploring films, engaging your creativity can have a positive impact on mental health, says Ben Tallon.
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The power of protest art: DIY creations inspired by Donald Trump - Design Week

The power of protest art: DIY creations inspired by Donald Trump - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
W attended the latest London rally opposed to President Trump’s UK state visit and spoke to protesters about the placards they had created.
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Why are fewer students taking on art and design at university? - Design Week

Why are fewer students taking on art and design at university? - Design Week | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The latest figures from UCAS show a big drop in students taking up art and design compared to 2016 - we look at why this has happened.
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Meet the kids who think for themselves - BBC News

Meet the kids who think for themselves - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
A new learning technique is driving results up in UK schools.
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11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about

11 brutal truths about creativity that no one wants to talk about | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Humanity has revered creativity throughout time, from the ancient Greeks to modern-day painters, poets, and web designers. It’s one of those ineffable things that’s extremely hard to define but you absolutely know it when you see it. It’s also the driving force for so many of us, to the point where we’ve created an entire …
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Strategies for Creative Teaching | ROSS LAIRD

Strategies for Creative Teaching | ROSS LAIRD | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Teaching (in its various forms) is one of the most influential roles in society. After parenting, it is perhaps the most crucial, for all ages. And yet, teaching — whether to children or adults — is a profession in which few practitioners have any substantial training. Some instructors have certificates or degrees in teaching, but there’s so much to know about the subject that most good instructors pick up their best skills after training, in the field, thinking on their feet and trying to keep learners awake.
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