Unlocking Creativity


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  • Picasa: www.picasa.google.com Flickr: http://www.flickr.com Bubbleshare: http://www.bubbleshare.com
  • Flickr Tag Site: http://www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/related_tag_browser/app/ Cool Things you can Do with Picasa: http://afifplc.blogspot.com/2009/05/10-cool-things-you-can-do-with-picasa-3.html Verb Project: http://www.susangaer.com/verb Photo Sharing in Plain English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPU4awtuTsk
  • Unlocking Creativity

    1. 1. Unlocking Creativity: Bridging the Digital Divde Developed by Susan Gaer October 10, 2009 Los Padres CATESOL Chapter Conference 2009
    2. 2. With a partner, you will have 1 min. <ul><li>What is Web 2.0? </li></ul><ul><li>How many Web 2.0 tools can you name? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Start Now! What is Web 2.0? How many Web 2.0 tools can you name?
    4. 4. How many of these 2.0 Tools did you know?
    5. 5. human-computer interaction personal connections--from words, pictures, video, and audio authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication open, flexible collaboration data and applications opened to creative use by the public harnessing collective intelligence collaboration/participation/collective intelligence second generation of services Web as a platform the wisdom of crowds creative amateur is cherished “ democratizes” media amoral authentic, peer-to-peer channel of communication collective judgments user-generated content safety in numbers participative Web collective power community Web changing from “medium” to “platform” user actions provide value architecture of participation bookmarking >>> social bookmarking transparent selves…transparent Web interactive, community-based Internet applications How does it unlock creativity?
    6. 6. Photo Sharing Collaborative Projects Collages Albums Descriptions Writing Prompts Blogs/Wikis Class Roster School/Class Events Scrapbooking Digital Photo Stories
    7. 7. Unlocking Creativity With Photos <ul><li>Flickr Tag Site </li></ul><ul><li>Cool Things you can Do with </li></ul><ul><li>Picasa </li></ul><ul><li>Verb Project </li></ul><ul><li>Schools Around the Globe </li></ul>
    8. 8. Sharing Videos List of video sharing sites ViewPoint : Embedable videos
    9. 9. Unlocking Creativity with Video Sharing? Video Dictionary Video Ring tones for your phone
    10. 10. Spend One Minute. Share with a partner what you learned. <ul><li>What did you learn about photo sharing? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn about video sharing? </li></ul>
    11. 11. Sharing Documents to unlock creativity http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =BArOImjtG2M
    12. 12. Blogs and Wikis Larry Ferlazzo Creativity in Writing
    13. 13. Spend One Minute. Share with a partner what you learned. <ul><li>What did you learn about sharing documents? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between a Blog and a Wiki? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you learn about using Wikis and Blogs in the classroom? </li></ul>
    14. 14. Podcasting from your Cellphone 646-495-9215 x 66112 “ Record your podcast via a call from any phone. Never even touch a computer!” Need a toll free number? Gabcast gives you 5 minutes free and it costs $10.00 for 100 minutes. http://www.gabcast.com
    15. 15. Miscellaneous <ul><li>Online community </li></ul><ul><li>Share bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Social browser </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Diagrams </li></ul>Dr. John Thompson - TCEA 2009 Explanatory video
    16. 16. Social Networks Dr. John Thompson - TCEA 2009
    17. 17. Miscellaneous Dr. John Thompson - TCEA 2009 “ online media album that can hold essentially any type of media (images, documents and videos) and allows people to make comments in 5 different ways - using voice (with a microphone or telephone), text, audio file, or video (with a webcam) - and share them with anyone they wish. A VoiceThread allows group conversations to be collected and shared in one place, from anywhere in the world.” -- group audio blogging to enhance group communication and reflection “ captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere” “ Enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. Customize your Voki to look like you…Your Voki can speak with your own voice which is added via microphone, upload, or phone.”
    18. 18. Miscellaneous Dr. John Thompson - TCEA 2009 create surveys and polls for your Web site, blog and social network profiles Fleck.com allows you to add notes or bullets to Web sites. Share these annotated pages with others. one-to-many live interactive video broadcast platform enabling anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to broadcast to a unlimited global audience <ul><li>Beyond just driving directions… </li></ul><ul><li>100 Things to do </li></ul>Directory of web 2.0 apps & services – 2795 logos (2/3/09) (1937 logos back on 1/19/08)
    19. 19. <ul><ul><ul><li>“ The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.” — Alan Alda </li></ul></ul></ul>How do you unlock creativity?
    20. 20. Dare to unlock creativity