CREATIVITY - NOVEMBER 10 &17


WELCOME
TED Mobile App (FREE) So many great videos on creativity and everything actually!
Spreadsheet of Ted Talks - Find interesting talks for your students or yourself. Find one you may be able to use this month!
Watch: Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids. Search for it inside of your TED app. Message: Don’t be afraid to learn from your students and each other. Ask others for ideas and share your creative uses of the iPod Touch's!

OVERVIEW
Partnership for 21st Century Skills, http://www.p21.org/
This is the site that has information about all of the topics we are focusing on in evening training sessions. Take time to look around this site. Especially take a look at the Framework for 21st Century Learning and resources for Creativity. Each iCougar topic will explore this site.

You may want to download one of the following two browsers to look at websites tonight. My favorite is the Atomic Browser.


THINK CREATIVELY
Use a wide range of idea creation techniques (such as brainstorming).
  1. Idea Sketch (FREE) Mind mapping app, can switch it to outline form, good way to start a conversation or a write paper! Do this on your iPod Touch because it function different on the iPad and you will want to know how it works for your students. This app will replace the Total Recall Lite app that only allows for 3 mind maps.
    1. Brainstorm the all of the types of things you do on your iPad by creating a mind map of ideas. See if you can come up with at least 5 ways that you use your iPod Touch.
    2. Organize (move) the ideas so that the ideas at the top indicate activities which you do more often.
    3. Sundry Note Taking (Limited Free Version Available for Teachers) This app is a great app for organizing your thoughts or preparation for lessons. It allows you to include weblinks, images, your own audio recordings and more!
    4. Think-Pair-Share. What topics/ideas might lend itself to brainstorming in your classroom?
    5. Students will have this one after update week is complete.

  2. Personal Excellence Blog, 25 Brainstorming Techniques
    http://celestinechua.com/blog/25-brainstorming-techniques/
    1. Using Rolestorming to further the brainstorming activity with your Idea Sketch mind map.
    2. How would your idea sketch change if your students were creating the ways THEY use technology? How would the order of activities change?
    3. Look at the list of creative ways to brainstorm (article above) - how might you be able to use one of the strategies?

  3. Cloud Browse ($0.99 for teachers) Browser that allows you to access Flash and Java content.
    1. Try accessing http://www.wordle.net or http://www.tagxedo.com websites that make a "web cloud" of words used. This would be a great brainstorm for you to create and see if your students can guess the topic based on the words given. Look at these sites on the computer if you do not want to purchase the app right now. These type of Flash sites do not work on your student iPod Touch's.

Create new and worthwhile ideas (both incremental and radical concepts). Elaborate, refine, analyze & evaluate their own ideas in order to improve and maximize creative efforts.
  1. Photo Wall (Pro $2.99) - Photo Mess - ImgPalette - Indicommons - CoolIris - Discover - (iPad only)SlideShow Builder Lite All Are FREE.
    1. Download, read about, find video about, use, be prepared to share how the app works with the rest of the group. You can use your iPad for all of these.
    2. 15 minutes to download and learn about it.
    3. 10 minutes max per app to share how you can use it.
    4. After update week all students will have these apps.
    5. How could these apps be used for creativity?
  2. StoryKit (Free)- Presentations in story format! StoryKit Video Tutorial
  3. Audio Boo (Free) - Recording a podcast and publishing for sharing with others.
  4. Splice ($0.99) - iPod Touch only. This is an amazing tool for creating multimedia presentations. Either take your own photos and videos with the built in camera, or save images from the web to create your project.

WORK CREATIVELY WITH OTHERS
Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others effectively. Be open and responsive to new and diverse perspectives; incorporate group input and feedback into the work. Demonstrate originality and inventiveness in work and understand the real world limits to adopting new ideas. View failure as an opportunity to learn; understand that creativity and innovation is a long-term, cyclical process of small successes and frequent mistakes.
  1. Whiteboard. Short answer, quiz each other, works with partner, vocab review, one person draws and writes definition/concept, one person starts brainstorm, next person adds on their device, next person adds, etc.
  2. Survey Monster - survey apps.
  3. eClickr survey app we will look at closely in the communication night.

IMPLEMENT INNOVATION
Act on creative ideas to make a tangible and useful contribution to the field in which the innovation will occur.
  1. How are patents created?
  2. How are apps created?
  3. Publishing writing? Literary Arts Magazine, ZINE, Video competitions, publish your own books
  4. Reflections Contest
  5. Photo books, Blurb.com
  6. Publish in our youtube site

CLOSING
iTunesU and various podcasts - many ways to bring creativity into your classroom.
Podcasts on Creativity