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Google Calendar gets an ‘Out of Office’ mode –

Google Calendar gets an ‘Out of Office’ mode – | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Google Calendar is the latest Google app to get an update focused on improving users’ “digital wellbeing.” The company announced today it’s rolling out a new “Out of Office” feature in Google Calendar, alongside a setting for customizable working hours.
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Any Surface Can Now Become an Interactive Work of Art

An Australian company has created a light-emitting panel that uses motion-activated sensors to transform ordinary walls into creative, interactive spaces. Not only is this tech aesthetically pleasing, it could be functional as well, with potential applications as an efficient alternative to traditional directional signage.

Via Enzo Calamo
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Why Is Imagination as Important as Knowledge in Education? | #Creativity

Why Is Imagination as Important as Knowledge in Education? | #Creativity | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Let’s start with the definitions of each:

Imagination is considered the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. 


Knowledge is about facts, information, and the skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

An imaginative student would be free to take risks, be a leader, and state opinions as opposed to stating the correct answer. An imaginative teacher would be free to take risks, be a leader, and be adaptable to the changing needs of their students.
Our imagination changes. It is organic. It grows as knowledge grows. Knowledge feeds the imagination which spurs us on to new knowledge. Ultimately this is the cycle of discovery and of learning we strive for in education.


Is Imagination More Important Than Knowledge?
In a recent TED conversation, readers chimed in with the following insights:


“I think imagination DRIVES knowledge acquisition. If you are really passionate about a possibility you imagine (whether it’s a better education system or a revolutionary scientific theory), you will seek out the knowledge needed to test it or to turn your vision to reality.” (Ayesha Ratnayake)


“Creativity is the product of imagination. So, both of them need knowledge to work and grow up together. Knowledge is static and creativity is changing, change is needed for new things to happen but to have change, there must first be something to change; knowledge.” (Thomas Z.)


“Both are necessary. Imagination drives inquiry and inquiry eventually leads to knowledge. With additional knowledge new levels of imagination become possible.” (Harald Jezek)

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Imagination%3DCreativity%21

 


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I thrive on imagination. I am married to strong knowledge. I guess our kids have the best of both worlds!
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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 10, 2016 7:48 PM
Let’s start with the definitions of each:

Imagination is considered the faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images or concepts of external objects not present to the senses. 


Knowledge is about facts, information, and the skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.

An imaginative student would be free to take risks, be a leader, and state opinions as opposed to stating the correct answer. An imaginative teacher would be free to take risks, be a leader, and be adaptable to the changing needs of their students.
Our imagination changes. It is organic. It grows as knowledge grows. Knowledge feeds the imagination which spurs us on to new knowledge. Ultimately this is the cycle of discovery and of learning we strive for in education.


Is Imagination More Important Than Knowledge?
In a recent TED conversation, readers chimed in with the following insights:


“I think imagination DRIVES knowledge acquisition. If you are really passionate about a possibility you imagine (whether it’s a better education system or a revolutionary scientific theory), you will seek out the knowledge needed to test it or to turn your vision to reality.” (Ayesha Ratnayake)


“Creativity is the product of imagination. So, both of them need knowledge to work and grow up together. Knowledge is static and creativity is changing, change is needed for new things to happen but to have change, there must first be something to change; knowledge.” (Thomas Z.)


“Both are necessary. Imagination drives inquiry and inquiry eventually leads to knowledge. With additional knowledge new levels of imagination become possible.” (Harald Jezek)

 

Learning more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Imagination%3DCreativity%21

 

 

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Office Design Grows Up

Office Design Grows Up | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
The coolest workspaces of 2016 don't have a foosball table in sight.
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Nice! Hope they are also thinking environmentally friendly! Love 'The Crew' re-purposing of the bank.
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In This Brain Scan Study, Researchers Identified Who Participants Were Thinking About

In This Brain Scan Study, Researchers Identified Who Participants Were Thinking About | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
A Japanese study found that they could even tell what subjects were dreaming about.
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Amazing! Just wondering how something like this could impact the world of elearning design... knowing what learners really think of their courses!
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Training design ideas from Cathy Moore

Training design ideas from Cathy Moore | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Ideas for lively learning design and tips on how to use action mapping, an instructional design model that makes it easy to create concise, challenging training.
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The Noun Project

The Noun Project | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Creating, Sharing and Celebrating the World's Visual Language. (RT @GwynethDwyer: Not new, but a real wow: A global visual (silent) language that unites the world.
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Facial RecognitionTechnology Makes Marketers Fun Big Brother - Cat: Creativity and Technology - Creativity Online

Facial RecognitionTechnology Makes Marketers Fun Big Brother - Cat: Creativity and Technology - Creativity Online | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
How Brands Are Using Facial Recognition Technology in Their Campaigns (Facial Recognition Technology Makes Marketers a Fun Big Brother http://t.co/7PNy9qX63b #Campaigns #Advertising #Creativity)...
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I wonder if technology like this would ever be extended to the L&D world. what interesting uses could it have?

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What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It ...

What Is Creativity? Cultural Icons on What Ideation Is and How It ... | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
A library of cross-disciplinary interestingness and combinatorial creativity.
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Explainer, Elucidator, Enchanter: A Gradation of Great Writing

Explainer, Elucidator, Enchanter: A Gradation of Great Writing | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
A visual taxonomy to illuminate the difference between information, knowledge, and meaning.

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Fascinating. What if the writing of learning content could fall more often on the 'Elucidator and Enchanter' side than the 'Explainer' side?
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Tiny Houses, Green Houses, Houses Made From Water Bottles: 2016's Best Buildings

Tiny Houses, Green Houses, Houses Made From Water Bottles: 2016's Best Buildings | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Lots of projects are working on housing the homeless in tiny, prefab houses. Will any of it work?
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Thinking differently. Thinking for a better future.
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The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking

The Biggest Secret to Success: Spend at Least 10 Hours a Week Just Thinking | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Did you know that Warren Buffett has spent 80% of his career thinking?
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Are You a Geek or a Nerd? The Difference Really Is in the Data

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Couldn't help sharing. Found this fascinating and learned a lot about myself! Where do you stand?
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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative...
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The Heart of Innovation: 10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into the Best of Their Creativity

The Heart of Innovation: 10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into the Best of Their Creativity | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions (Heart of Innovation: 10 Ways to Help Left Brainers Tap Into the Best of Their Creativity http://t.co/3u3Be4ror7 via...
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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant.
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Everything you know about brainstorming is wrong | Peter Shallard

Everything you know about brainstorming is wrong | Peter Shallard | Random Thoughts | Scoop.it
New neuroscience research reveals counterintuitive truths about problem solving. This article gives you everything you to solve problems better and bust through business challenges faster.
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