Real World Problems Academic RigorTechnology Integration www.ecugifted.com
Sir Ken Robinson We are educa)ng people Crea)vity is as important in out of their crea)vity. educa)on as literacy.
Rather than running the risk of having our students become WALKINGENCYCLOPEDIASwe need to TEACH them how toTHINK CREATIVELY. (Sternberg, 2006)
www.p21.org Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and InnovationCritical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration
1. Creativity and Innovation2. Communication and Collaboration3. Research and Information Fluency4. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making5. Digital Citizenship6. Technology Operations and Concepts bit.ly/nets-proﬁles
New Skills For A New AgeWhat students mustmaster to succeed.
LEARN Access, evaluate, and usedifferent forms of information. Exercise critical thinking.Exhibit fluency with tech tools.
CREATE Use various forms of media when presenting ideas. Display originality.Employ problem solving skills.
COLLABORATEWork successfully as a team. Demonstrate cross-cultural awareness.Communicate complex ideas effectively.
MANIFESTO:A Guide for Developing a Creative Career 1. Dont be afraid to fall in love with something and pursue it with intensity. 2. Know, understand, take pride in, practice, develop, exploit and enjoy your greatest strengths. 3. Learn to free yourself from the expectations of others and to walk away from the games they impose on you. Free yourself to play your own game. 4. Find a great teacher or mentor who will help you. 5. Dont waste energy trying to be well rounded. 6. Do what you love and can do well. 7. Learn the skills of INTERDEPENDENCE. (Torrance, 2002)
•No software to purchase or install!Google Docshttp://docs.google.com •LIVES in the CLOUD! Work is automatically saved. •Allows access to files from any computer that connects to the Internet. •Collaborate on documents in REAL TIME. Instantly see what your collaborators are typing. •FORM function allows you to create and deploy web-based surveys with results that are automatically compiled in a spreadsheet. •FOLDER function allows you to store ANY file online. You can access from anywhere and share with anyone.
Ideas for Using Google Docs •Collaborative writing projects •Peer editing •Project planning •Brainstorming •Group presentation creation •Data gathering and analysis •Survey creation •Mind mapping
BORN: February 15, 2005 48 hours of video are uploaded every minute, resulting in nearly 8 years of content uploaded every day Over 3 billion videos are viewed a dayMore video is uploaded to YouTube in one monththan the 3 major US networks created in 60 years