Three reasons why people are motivated to be creative: need for novel, varied, and complex stimulation need to communicate ideas and values need to solve problems (page 396)
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Agenda <ul><li>Define “Creativity” </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Social Software” – Blogs, Wikis and Social Networks. </li></ul><ul><li>What Can You Add To Your Social Software? </li></ul><ul><li>Your Students’ Creative Work. </li></ul>
What is Creativity? <ul><li>“ The tendency to generate or recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be useful in solving problems, communicating with others, and entertaining ourselves and others.” </li></ul>Franken, Robert (1987). Human Motivation , 3rd ed Quoted at http://www.csun.edu/~vcpsy00h/creativity/define.htm
Social Networking Broadcasting Blogs Slide shows Wikis Podcasting Online classrooms Web 2.0
SOCIAL SOFTWARE <ul><li>A type of software or Web service that allows people to communicate and collaborate while using the application. </li></ul>http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/S/social_software.html
Blogs = weB LOG A Web page that serves as a publicly accessible personal journal for an individual. Typically updated daily. http://www.webopedia.com/ http://www.blogger.com/
Wiki A Collaborative Web site that comprises the perpetual collective work of many authors. A wiki allows anyone to edit, delete or modify content that has been placed on the Web site . http://www.webopedia.com/
References <ul><li>. What is Creativity? California State University, Northridge. Retrieved in January 2010 from http://www.csun.edu/~vcpsy00h/creativity/define.htm </li></ul><ul><li>. Levine, A. (2007) 50 Web2.0 Ways To Tell a Story. Story Tools. Retrieved in December 2009 from http://cogdogroo.wikispaces.com/StoryTools </li></ul><ul><li>. Ledesma, P . (In Printer) www.teach: How ESL and EFL Teachers Can Apply Web 2.0 Tools to Foster Students’ Creative Use of the Language. In Tamishra Swain (ed) Smart Teaching: A Transformational Approach . India. </li></ul><ul><li>. Morris M. (2008). Web 2.0 Poetry Project. Retrieved in January 2010 from http://www.slideshare.net/pmorrisHHH/web-20-poetry </li></ul><ul><li>. Peachey, Nik. (2009). Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers . Retrieved in December 2009 from http://www.scribd.com/doc/19576895/Web-20-Tools-for-Teachers </li></ul>
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