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5 Ways to Get Creatively Inspired Before Breakfast

5 Ways to Get Creatively Inspired Before Breakfast | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Kickstart your day with these creative exercises
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1. Free Writing
2. Phone Denial
3. Disposable Poetry
4. Creative Collaging
5. Walking and Observing
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5 Creative Exercises from the Surrealists

5 Creative Exercises from the Surrealists | Serious Play | Scoop.it

In design and innovation projects, we are always trying to understand constraints, eliminate uncertainty, and ground ourselves in the problem. But in any creative exercise, there is always a moment when the individual or the team needs to take a leap. And when that leap happens, you want it to be as dramatic, confident, and exploratory as possible. Put another way: There is a moment in any creative process when you actually want to maximize uncertainty. The Surrealist methods were aimed at achieving this, by embracing randomness and accessing the unconscious. Here are five of of our favorite Surrealist methods:

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Your Daily Creative Challenge

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Creativity isn’t a state of being—it’s a practice. So Fast Company created a 14-day challenge, tapping some of the most intriguing and productive minds in their community to provide exercises to help their readers reach their creative potential. One of their contributors is our own Roshi Givechi, partner and executive design director at IDEO New York. Here’s her recipe for discovering inspiration in the every day.

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A few snaps can catalyze a chain reaction of curiosity
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Drawing Exercises to Boost Your Happiness & Creativity | HOW Design

Drawing Exercises to Boost Your Happiness & Creativity | HOW Design | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Making art—sketching, painting, sculpting, weaving, calligraphy, etc.—is beneficial for your mind and body. Try these drawing exercises to relax.
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7 Fun and Engaging Video Projects for the ESL Classroom | Emerging Education Technologies

7 Fun and Engaging Video Projects for the ESL Classroom | Emerging Education Technologies | Serious Play | Scoop.it
there comes a time when students must prove their oral skills, either through a speaking exam or an oral presentation. Traditionally these are done orally in front of the class, but using video for the oral presentation may help to calm some nerves and allow for a lot of creativity on the student's part. It's up to the teacher to assign a project that works for the level, assesses the target grammar or vocabulary, and gives the student a chance to demonstrate their progress in a creative and fun way.
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20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students

20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Best content around OER Advocacy selected by the EdTech Update community.
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Creative Rituals: 20 Ways To Make Every Day More Interesting

Creative Rituals: 20 Ways To Make Every Day More Interesting | Serious Play | Scoop.it
A daily creative ritual is practice that pays enormous dividends.
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Poetry Writing Made Fun: 10 Cool Teaching Ideas

Poetry Writing Made Fun: 10 Cool Teaching Ideas | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Cheryl Mizerny shares 10 poetry activities her students enjoy and that have enabled them to read and write poems without dreading the annual “poetry unit.”
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8 Tech-Infused Design Projects for Your Classroom

8 Tech-Infused Design Projects for Your Classroom | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Global Digital Citizen Foundation Seeing creativity and understanding in student design projects is the pride of every teacher; our students show such creative prowess in projects with real-world applications, and to make the most of this they need awesome digital tools to explore and wor
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10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love!

10 Collaborative Technology Projects Your Students Will Love! | Serious Play | Scoop.it

If your classroom is far from a 1:1 environment (more like 1:32), it can be hard to find great technology projects that really work. Here are some simple tech tools students can use to create awesome projects.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 18, 2016 5:46 AM

Muy recomendado!!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 5, 2017 3:21 AM
Love these!
GwynethJones's curator insight, November 5, 2017 2:45 PM

Great ideas for tech collaboration! Reel 'em in! 

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Oblique strategies - defeat creative block

Oblique strategies - defeat creative block | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Draw random Oblique Strategy cards to break through creative block.
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The Oblique Strategies are a deck of cards intended to assist artists in breaking through creative blocks and stressful situations by encouraging divergent thinking and changes in attitude. Collaboratively created by two friends, musician Brian Eno and painter Peter Schmidt, each card features a phrase in order to help through artistic dilemmas (e.g. "Honor thy error as a hidden intention", "Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them", "Emphasise the flaws").




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The Surprising Ways Your Side Hobby Can Wind Up Helping Your Career

The Surprising Ways Your Side Hobby Can Wind Up Helping Your Career | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Hobbies and interests help. They just might be the creative spark you need. So how do you build them into your routine? Here are a few ways to start creative cross-training:
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Break the Ice with The Four Quadrants Activity | Better Teams

Break the Ice with The Four Quadrants Activity | Better Teams | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The Four Quadrants is a tried and true team building activity to break the ice with a group or team. It is now one of my favorite activities because: 
It is EASY to prep for and set up. 
It can be MODIFIED to work with any group and/or topic (just change the questions). 
It is FUN, COLORFUL and VISUAL.
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Storytelling Exercise: Form a Line | Skills Converged

Storytelling Exercise: Form a Line | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a creativity exercise that encourages delegates to create a story together as a group. It is ideal for team building, acting and creativity
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Postcard Art Activity (Worksheet) | Therapist Aid

Postcard Art Activity (Worksheet) | Therapist Aid | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The Postcard Art Activity will test the creativity of both the therapist and client. The printout depicts the back of a basic postcard—it's a bit of a blank canvas.

Here's how we use it: Clients write a short message to someone who they miss, someone who they are frustrated with, or to someone with whom they want to share something. On the back of the paper (the side without any print), the client can represent their feelings or a message through artwork. However, you're the professional. Use this template as you see fit.
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Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom via Jonathan Wylie

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom via Jonathan Wylie | Serious Play | Scoop.it
I love doing video projects in my class. Here are some great ideas to help you be more creative in yours!

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing This Season

37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing This Season | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Get creative this holiday season.
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