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Being creative in a digital world

  1. 1. Being Creative ina Digital WorldEylan Ezekiel
  2. 2. IntroductionsEylan EzekielInnovator / Agitator / Curious LearnerEx-TeacherEx-PublisherEx-BossEx-PolicyDad / Gamer / Sci-Fi / Graphic Novels / 6Music
  3. 3. Wheres Eylan?@eylanezekiel
  4. 4. IntroductionsPlease use the Chat box to tell us where you areand what you can see and hear around you.
  5. 5. What is Channel 4 up to?Creative output ... will be based on“innovation, diversity and seeing themodern world in new ways”, or, for want ofa soundbyte, “Mission with Mischief”http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/
  6. 6. What is Creativity?Please use the chat box to share some ideas
  7. 7. Why are you here?The workshop is designed to as interactive and practicalhalf-day workshop which will allow you to develop waysin which you can use the digital space to stimulatecreativity, generate ideas, solve problems and learn.We will explore how to create a personal learningnetwork through which you can remain current,stimulate new ideas and adapt rapidly.
  8. 8. Honesty time...Did you look at any ofthe pre-reading?
  9. 9. What does creativity look like?What sorts of behaviours?What sort of job?Who can be creative?
  10. 10. Why is Creativity important to you?photo from Flickr Creative Commons by karola riegler photography
  11. 11. When do you need to be creative?Time of day?Stimulus?Pressure?Place?
  12. 12. What helps you to be creative?What sorts of things helpyou to be more creative?
  13. 13. Can only some people be creative?
  14. 14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blooms_Taxonomy
  15. 15. Space to create
  16. 16. Digital Creativity ToolkitCreatingContentSharingContentAskingQuestionsMakingDecisionsCollaborating on contentFood forthought
  17. 17. Food for thoughtWhere do you get ideas from?(please use chat box)
  18. 18. Creating contentWhere do ideas come from?
  19. 19. Record / Capture / Trap / Doodle / Jot / Map
  20. 20. Asking QuestionsWhy are you asking?• Who do you ask?• What do you ask?• When in the process? day?• How are you allowing them to answer?• Did you really need to ask anyone else?"It is easier to get forgiveness thanpermission"
  21. 21. Collaborating on contentWhat can happen?
  22. 22. Collaborating on contentWhat are the risks of opening this idea out?
  23. 23. Sharing content
  24. 24. Making decisionsWho can you trust to help you?
  25. 25. LinkedIn Maps
  26. 26. Where is your PLN?
  27. 27. Digital Creativity ToolkitCreatingContentSharingContentAskingQuestionsMakingDecisionsCollaborating on contentFood forthought
  28. 28. Your challengeMake MischiefMust be:•Real project / problem•Real audience for a creative answerMust use:•A new online tool•Approaches youd normally avoid
  29. 29. No need to share the idea itselfWhat worked?What tools did you prefer?What obstacles did you have?We will then look at plastic brainsandherding fishWhen you get back
  30. 30. Your challengeMake MischiefFind a way to makemischief in your workHave Fun!
  31. 31. Break
  32. 32. Creativity and Neuroplasticity
  33. 33. Force yourself to do it differentlyhttp://www.davittlearning.net/200ways11.html
  34. 34. Work together. Herd your ideas. One fish at a time!
  35. 35. Copyright / IPData ProtectionPrivacy settingsCompany policiesInternet safetyThings to consider
  36. 36. Make it clear-------------------This email is:[ ] Bloggable[x] Ask first[ ] Private------------------Thanks toDoug Belshawhttp://dougbelshaw.com
  37. 37. Tag, Categorise and KeepTaxonomyorFolksonomy
  38. 38. Find a system that works for you and your team.
  39. 39. Questions?Observations?Suggestions?Open mic!
  40. 40. • Be more creative?• Will these tools make you more creative?• You are creative!• Channel and harness that creativity forgood.What now?
  41. 41. Be mischievousKeep learningChangebehaviour
  42. 42. Thank you

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