The Creativity Toolbox
Here are a few tools for your students’ creativity toolbox. Practice these techniques with students and they’ll begin to understand how to use them for themselves.
How many of these creativity tools have you used? Give your shelf a shot of new ideas. Follow up!
This fall at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka the d.school)—where, until recently, I led the K12 Lab—we’re celebrating 10 years of exploring the role that design thinking can play in schools. In that time, we’ve learned a lot about building creative school cultures based on two essential design practices: changing your point of view and prototyping. Below are some of the most effective practices we’ve seen.
Great ideas like these need to go viral. Make it happen, share!
This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course
Learn lessons from the experts!
We can withhold the guidance and support that makes learning experiences positive and constructive. The more interesting question is how we know whether we are doing too much or not enough. It’s a question that applies to individual courses, the programs to which they belong, and within our institutions.
Successful build self directed learning skills. Knowing how long to wait before entering a discussion is as important as knowing how quickly you should answer an e-mail. Creating independent learners should be an objective for every course we teach.
You can now embed other websites, Google Apps Scripts and App Maker in new Google Sites. For full instructions and a full-screen video see Embed Websites and Apps Scripts using iframes.
Google sites now allows you to embed content using iframes. A long overdue feature that is here at last!
Life. It has a habit of getting in the way of the stuff we’re actually meant to be doing. Many students at The Left Bank juggle studies around full time work and family, not to mention sleep, socialising and all…
Students, get smart about how to learn online. Teachers, teach your students these Hacks (tips)
We have more tools to record and share videos than ever before. With the tap of an app or click of a link, you and your students can be making videos to tell stories, teach lessons, or to simply entertain.
Worth reading. Are you aware of all 5 of these tips?