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The 10 Best Design Podcasts to Spark Your Creativity - MakeUseOf

The 10 Best Design Podcasts to Spark Your Creativity - MakeUseOf | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When you’re a designer you never stop learning. No matter if you’re a UX designer, a graphic designer, or you specialize in illustrations or hand lettering, there’s always something new to learn. That’s one of the best parts of being in this field.

And if you’re struggling, it’s helpful to know that there is a huge community of designers out there who are going through the same issues as you are. And who are eager to share their stories and impart their wisdom. Listening to them can help you become a better designer.

With that in mind, we have compiled a list of the best design podcasts that should help spark your creativity and get you out of any slumps you may be in.
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Top 5 TED-Ed Lessons on creativity - eSchool News

Top 5 TED-Ed Lessons on creativity - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you’re looking for more ideas and resources, here are the 5 most popular TED-Ed Lessons on teaching and assessing creativity."

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International Jazz Day: What jazz improv reveals about creativity in the brain - CNN

International Jazz Day: What jazz improv reveals about creativity in the brain - CNN | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

(CNN)"Fingers graze a keyboard, poised to play. A trumpet rises to the lips. Drumsticks perch in the air, ready to fall. The improv begins, and this combo of jazz musicians instantly creates a piece of music that has never been heard before.

As each instrument hijacks the melody, the song is reinvented in ways even the musician doesn't understand.

For neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb, jazz is pure creativity in action."

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7 Ways of Nurturing Student Creativity and Why It Matters

7 Ways of Nurturing Student Creativity and Why It Matters | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In our travels, we’ve asked educators all over the world about the most important skills kids need to thrive beyond school. It’s pleasing to see that nurturing student creativity is very high on that list. In fact, it’s number 2, directly below problem-solving. How do we ensure we’re letting students exercise these abilities in ways that will serve them and the world?
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Innovate My School - IMS GUIDE 2017/18

Innovate My School - IMS GUIDE 2017/18 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The new Innovate My School Guide has been unleashed! Featuring 40 top educators tackling 10 of the sector’s hottest topics. It includes the hottest edtech trends, interviews with major thought leaders, advice for school leaders, from school leaders, assessment essentials, the edu-disruptors you NEED to know and much, much more. This publication will be distributed in print form at events throughout the school year, but you can read it digitally, right now, free-of-charge.
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Being a Maker: Just Create Something Everyday - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Being a Maker: Just Create Something Everyday - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I love to read books about creativity and the artist’s process.  It’s fascinating to learn the stories of authors, artists and other creatives and learn about their how they create their works.  And there’s a common theme I’ve noticed in all of them.

No matter what.  Sit down and create something everyday.
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Great apps for creative kids - Popular Science

Great apps for creative kids - Popular Science | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Four smartphone apps to begin your baby-Van Goghs to tiny-Van Halens on their path to art, music, and game creation.
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This is Why Teachers Must Continue Encouraging Learner Creativity - Global Digital Citizen

This is Why Teachers Must Continue Encouraging Learner Creativity - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Why is creativity important and how can it benefit learners? The fact is encouraging learner creativity is more than simply a means of increasing engagement. Ultimately, it is an ability that will be crucial to learners in facing the challenges of the future.

The importance of learner creativity and how fundamental it is in the workforce cannot be overstated. Educators and administrators are in unique positions to create environments for learners to explore problems, and learn from mistakes. They can also foster resiliency and provide opportunities for learners to look at the world around them with new eyes.
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Daniela Tabares Restrepo's curator insight, April 6, 10:45 AM
This is one of the skills needed for the 21st century: CREATIVITY. it is known as the ability to find a solution. In traditional education, creativity is not stimulated in the students; the teachers do not give the students possible problems of real-life situations. Creativity is one of the skills that a machine does not have. For that reason, it is very important to train the future workers with lots of creativity, but we need to take into account that it is related to other skills such as critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and adaptability. We need to get out of the comfort zone and experiment new things. 
 
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6 Cool Free Online Design Resources for Creative School Projects - Global Digital Citizen

6 Cool Free Online Design Resources for Creative School Projects - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The free online design resources that are available today are versatile, simple, and powerful. They are user-friendly and social media-oriented in every way. They’re also free to use, which makes it easy to explore and experiment with them as much as you like. The tools listed in this post fit the bill nicely. Design a website, create vector graphics, edit photos, design icons, create a visual resume, and much more.
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200+ Arduino Projects List For Final Year Students | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces 

200+ Arduino Projects List For Final Year Students | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Best list of arduino project ideas along with sources we have published here. It includes arduino based battery charger, arduino based thermostat and etc..



Via Gust MEES, María Dolores Díaz Noguera
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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 11, 11:54 AM
Best list of arduino project ideas along with sources we have published here. It includes arduino based battery charger, arduino based thermostat and etc..

 

GREAT place to find nearly everything and well documented...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ARDUINO

 

Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, February 12, 12:42 PM
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The 1 Thing You Most Need To Grow Your Idea Isn’t About You - Creativity Post via @MindShiftKQED

The 1 Thing You Most Need To Grow Your Idea Isn’t About You - Creativity Post via @MindShiftKQED | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Launching a new idea or business isn’t easy. Ever. That much at least we know and acknowledge. But it’s also not a solo effort. As individual creators and entrepreneurs, we instinctively believe we bear the full weight of responsibility for bringing the new and wonderful to life. And we’re dead wrong. In fact it’s this belief perhaps more than any other that raises the odds that your brilliant, groundbreaking dream won’t come true.

The fact is, successful innovation is the job of the many, not the few. Indeed there are countless roles to be filled before, during, and after the ideating, far too many for any one person to sustain. It all adds up to the one thing every groundbreaking creator not only needs, but must actively seek out and cultivate: community.
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Creativity is a Skill - Four O'Clock Faculty

Creativity is a Skill - Four O'Clock Faculty | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many of us,

including myself,

grew up believing

that creativity was

a talent.

 

Some people are creative.

Others are not.

 

It turns out that this belief

is wrong. Really wrong.
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Need A Creative Idea In 10 Minutes? Play With The Stuff On Your Desk

Need A Creative Idea In 10 Minutes? Play With The Stuff On Your Desk | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"“Every morning I wake up and think of what I need to do, and I’m afraid,” Ayse Birsel confesses. “What if I don’t come up with a good idea? The only remedy to that is to start doing it.”

But Birsel, who’s the cofounder and creative director of design studio Birsel + Seck and the author of Design the Life You Love, knows it isn’t easy pushing past that fear in order to get started on something. “It’s the kind of thing I forget every night and have to remember every morning. I  put myself under pressure to come up with this great idea, and it never comes like that–sometimes it takes 10 minutes, sometimes it takes an hour, or a whole month–but this exercise is a way to get over that fear.” To help, Birsel takes a cue from illustrator Keri Smith, who has shared an exercise in which she scavenges objects from her home and the floor of her studio, then rearranges them in order to jumpstart her creativity.


In Birsel’s riff on Smith’s prompt, you don’t need a spacious art studio with a whimsically cluttered floor–you just need a desk with a few ordinary items on it."

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10 TED Talks That Will Help You Increase Your Creativity

10 TED Talks That Will Help You Increase Your Creativity | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you think you’re creative now, you should spend a little time with TED.

TED Talks that is.

We’ve gathered ten of the best TED Talks for inspiring creativity: 
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Dos & don’ts for fostering creativity and innovation in the classroom

Dos & don’ts for fostering creativity and innovation in the classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Creativity in the classroom provides a more relaxed and open environment for the students to freely express their opinions and to learn faster. Here are some tips for helping teachers add creativity to the curriculum.
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Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the everyday language that we sometimes take for granted.

Swedish designer Daniel Carlmatz also loves to get creative with words, but in a different way. He set himself a challenge to create a new typographic logo each day for 365 days, using a common word and adding related visual elements through symbolism, creative use of negative space, and geometry. “The inspiration for the 365 day challenge came from trying to challenge myself to look at type and design from a different perspective,” Daniel told Bored Panda. “The challenge was just an outlet for my personal design thinking. And yes, I did manage to finish it without missing a day!”
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27 Ways to Help Your Students Be Innovative - The Edvocate

27 Ways to Help Your Students Be Innovative - The Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Creativity and innovation are two skills that are highly coveted in today’s society. People that are creative and innovative have managed to blaze their own paths and remake the world in their own image. As a result, creativity and innovation will continue to be the most sought-after skills in our global economy. Because of this, schools have to prepare students for this workforce of innovation and put them the best position to be successful. So how can educators help their students cultivate their inner creator and innovator? I am glad you asked. Below you will find a graphic that lists 27 ways that you can help your students be innovative. I hope this helps.
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Innovate My School - 5 leading educators on keeping classrooms creative

Innovate My School - 5 leading educators on keeping classrooms creative | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As Khurshid Khan, managing director of Britannica Digital Learning UK, put it: “Engendering a love of learning through expanded content, personal research and creative approaches will lead learners into an appreciation of education beyond the strive for certification.” If you’re keen to accelerate creativity in your school, the new Innovate My School Guide is a must. Here are five educators working to make ingenuity a part of everyday teaching and learning…
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Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"Deep machine learning will likely automate the writing of code relatively quickly. Creativity is going to be far more important in a future where software can code better than we can"
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How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Solutions | MindShift | KQED News

How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Solutions | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many of the world's most important inventions were discovered when trying to solve a problem with a particular set of contraints.
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Simple ways to spark your creativity | TED Talks

Simple ways to spark your creativity | TED Talks | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Easy, straightforward techniques to jumpstart innovative thinking and surface new, brilliant ideas.
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Creativity and innovation requires daily stimulation. 

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Can #creativity be #taught? - eSchool News

Can #creativity be #taught? - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As we look at future jobs and technological advancements, having creativity is essential in the workplace. Robots and AI will be able to handle many tasks, even replacing some types of jobs, but we will still need creative thinkers and designers to move ahead globally. As educators, how do we ensure that students learn this skill in our curriculums? Can creativity be taught? Why are some people more creative than others? If you tell students to be creative, do they even know what it means or where to begin?
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These Short Exercises Can Get Your Whole Team To Think Creatively - Fast Company

These Short Exercises Can Get Your Whole Team To Think Creatively - Fast Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ever try rushing from a solo project into a team brainstorm? Switching gears on the fly isn’t easy–even when the thing you were doing alone is just as much a creative task as the thing you’re suddenly try to do in a group.

Ayse Birsel understands why. “When we’re working alone, it’s more contemplative. You only have you and your ideas, and there’s not somebody else there to judge you,” says the cofounder and creative director of design studio Birsel + Seck. In collaborative environments, she points out, “It can get competitive [and] really chaotic,” so it’s smart to “let people know ahead of time that the process could get messy, so trust the process.”

How do you prepare people for creative collaboration, though? Birsel has a few warm-up techniques up her sleeve. Here are three of them, none of which take longer than three minutes.
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You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That - INC.Com

You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That - INC.Com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you haven't said it yourself, someone has said it to you: "I'm just not that creative."

Most of us wouldn't mind being just a little more creative. Fortunately, you can. Not only are there proven ways to increase your creativity, but also, according to research, all of us have a creative gene.

In a longitudinal test of creative potential, a NASA study found that of 1,600 4- and 5-year-olds, 98 percent scored at "creative genius" level. Five years later, only 30 percent of the same group of children scored at the same level, and again, five years later, only 12 percent. When the same test was administered to adults, it was found that only two percent scored at this genius level.

According to the study, our creativity is drained by our education. As we learn to excel at convergent thinking--or the ability to focus and hone our thoughts--we squash our instinct for divergent, or generative, thought. The 5-year-old in us never goes away, though. Here are four ways to rediscover your creative genius.
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Ideas For Those Old VHS Tapes You Have Hanging Around The Library, School and Home! - Shannon Miller  @shannonmmiller

Ideas For Those Old VHS Tapes You Have Hanging Around The Library, School and Home! - Shannon Miller  @shannonmmiller | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Martha created a VHS Tape Challenge for her students and they were asked how high they could build a tower and domino maze from the VHS tapes given to them.  

What a great idea!  

I love how she tied in so much STEAM with this Makerspace activity using recycled technology from their library.  And you can see that the students loved it too. 
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