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Creativity research presentation

  1. 1. Technology:<br />An Outlet for Creativity<br />Allison Ross<br />EDUC 5380<br />Hardin-Simmons University<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Creativity – What do we know?<br />Today’s Learners<br />The Merge<br />Useful Exploration Tools<br />Resources<br />References<br />
  3. 3. Creativity: What do we know?<br />Creative Behaviors<br />Intense absorption, looks closely, eagerness to share, curious, bold ideas, willingness to toy with strange ideas (Kaufmann, 1976;1987)<br />“Learning takes place best when learners are involved in setting and meeting goals and tying information to their experiences in unique ways” (Starko, 2005, p.17).<br />
  4. 4. Creativity: What do we know?<br />“If students are to be creative, they must begin to develop their own ideas, judgments, and interests instead of always pursuing paths forged by their teachers” (Starko, 2005, p.358).<br />
  5. 5. Today’s Learners<br />Young learners today spend time “searching, reading, scrutinizing, authenticating, collaborating, and organizing…Youth today are active creators of media content and hungry for interaction” (Tapscott & Williams, 2006, p.47).<br />
  6. 6. The Merge<br />Technology and Creativity<br />Unique learning opportunities<br />Student zone of comfort<br />Communicate ideas quickly<br />Collaborate with other creators<br />Web 2.0<br />Interactive<br />Provides an audience for ideas<br />Choice and range of presentation formats<br />
  7. 7. Video<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGGH9hv2CwA<br />
  8. 8. Useful Exploration Tools<br />Via…Jog the Web<br />Student access to websites all on one page.<br />Pose questions along the way.<br />Students find answers on the website.<br />Students create their own jogs to share learning.<br />Let’s get going!<br />
  9. 9. Share<br />Which tools seemed most useful?<br />Share an idea you have about how you would use one of these tools to provide students with opportunities to develop their creativity by posting it on our linoit group page. <br />
  10. 10. Resources<br />Go Animate!<br />Jog the Web<br />Big Huge Labs<br />Sketchcast<br />Mixbook<br />Scratch<br />Linoit<br />Titan Pad<br />Web 2.0: Cool Tools for Schools<br />
  11. 11. References<br />Kaufman, F. (1976,1987). Your gifted child and you. Reston, VA: Council for Exceptional Children. <br />Starko, A.J. (2005) Creativity in the classroom (3rd ed.) Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. <br />Tapscott, D & Williams, A.D. (2006). Wikinomics: How mass collaboration changes everything. New York: Portfolio Hardcover.<br />Video<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGGH9hv2CwA<br />Website<br />http://www.jogtheweb.com<br />Photos<br />Allison Ross <br />Merge Sign - Orangejack via Flickr<br />

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