Hi.I’mJamieLeo     :)   @JLeoNYC
In 8th grade I acquired twoastounding sources – and incombining them, I thought I’dinvented blacklight art.
Bob + Joe Switzer:flourescent pigments
and their by-product:Day-Glo   ®
I brought one of my works to my8th grade art teacher.She was not impressed.She said “the best artworkshumanity will ever c...
If I we had Google in 1966, I couldhave told her that the man whofounded the Day-Glo® factory wasan art teacher.
Louis Prang1824-1909
So here we are in this greatEdmund Catalog feeding frenzy.We’re no longer merely buildingupon the past, were lucky enought...
Twitter x 500 millioncollaborate globally w/ students, govs, orgs, authors summaries • share questions • write poems + hai...
I wrote a blog post on a passionateeducator who is building gardensfor school kids living in urban fooddeserts.I didn’t in...
We all are IMPROV masters.The minute we awake its improvtime. Weve made a hundredunique, expressive choices allbefore we r...
With so many tools at ourdisposal, we become curators.We’re digital hunter-gatherers.
Even the tools we ‘know’ can beretooled and stretched.At a recent tech hackathon, myteam used PowerPoint™ as our toolof ch...
135 million people aregaming taking testsfor entertainment.Leveraging this love ofchallenges can betransformative.
Make getting lost part of your practice as an educator.(Take time to take elements out of context. Share more.)
So you can better     help your students     lose their way.The world can’t wait to see what they’ll find.We won’t invent ...
Look up: hippo rollersBut we certainly haven’t exhausted it’s possibilities.
1963 smiley face designer:Harvey Ball (paid $45)
references + links + credits:jamieleo.com/140eduslides:slideshare.net/jleonyc                                  :)your favo...
IMAGE CREDITSEdmond Scientific CatalogSea King helicopter, Royal Canadian Navyfrom collection of David Wall               ...
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A presentation by Jamie Leo (@jleonyc) on creativity, prepared for 140edu.com State of Now conference, July 31, 2012 in New York.

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  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • 2 brothers, whoseinnovations w/ fluorescentpigments still save lives.
  • …and led to a by-product, Day-Glo temperas……rocked my little small-town Iowan world.
  • excited about this new media…
  • newly-completed …to show to my school art teacher. …studied it sternly …enduring an unpleasant psychedelic…chided … declaring “The best artworks humanity ….copy the masterworks".  But…in the digital age … might have had a point. When … last come up with a brilliant idea ….Google your way ….variants of it merrily …results page? …in our favor, creatively. 
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • Now HAD … Google …1968, ….might have reported … company that manufactured …founded.
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • …in one vast Edmund Catalog feeding frenzy.1 tool, Twitter. maybe 500 million users… great collective of human expression isn’t merely building upon the past, we're lucky enough to build in real time. We have tools to build our future, in the present.
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • at GRACE foundation where I work, I was tasked … named Mud Baron.21c kind of guy,tweeting …nearly speaks …in his zeal for getting gardens to school kids in the worst urban food deserts. How to tell his story? Didn't invent wheel. But a sort of “Twee-interrview” … captured his voice.
  • To Mud, Twitter ….critical as honey bees and compost to realize… gardens.
  • To Mud, Twitter ….critical as honey bees and compost to realize… gardens.
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • IMPROV.jazz musician…muscle memory makes …a bionic extension of his intent. Or the wall tagger with her can of Krylon.The minute we awake … a hundred unique, expressive toothbrush. Take a sec to make a face in our mirror … not …precious life on autopilot. 
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • here because you’re motivated. You know some… all…Or ….missing ones …your practice. Please, tweet them to us all.
  • Because …much to be done. And a million Edmond Catalogs to inspire students. But …part of your practice … inspire yourself.
  • Look deeper and deeper. …great aggregated resources & socialspaces: corp, edu, blogs, do-gooders fresh from Kickstarter – all ready to flip your classroom. masterful curation (Harlan simulated court – Harvard's treasure trove of curated resource links) Conferences!…Corporation B
  • Crop B ….networking groups … hybrid of good will + good business: clicks & unearth tools – a Common Core Standards Finder. You’re the curator.
  • Share your inspiration!Alltop? what’s happening …topics curated from many thousands of pubs, blogs, news feeds, issues and ideas from . Make:, Ze Frank, John Emerson
  • …how texting before our morning pee is rewiring our brains, but … risk .. let these remarkable tools … more on autopilot, not less.Tools you know… Pinerest + Learnist …PBSIdea Channel w/ Mike Rugnetta… ongoing curation of TED talks in edu pubs…buzz around BO.LT. Hype? …just might be a good tool to bring working webpages into curriculum. Too soon to tell, but try it AND STRETCH IT. Share more. Get lost more.
  • stretchusual suspects! the tools you are familiar with. I recently participated in hackithon (Google it!...)– day of 200 brilliant tech, data + marketers – our goal to ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING of that life-& death snooze-fest the US FARM BILL …team I led won. Our cutting edge tech?
  • In 8th grade …… bottomless well … Edmond Scientific
  • Powerpoint. So SURPRISE YOURSELF. Push the limits, even of what we think we know.
  • We’re hunter-gathers!Let your curiosity lead you to unexpected places REGULARLY, methodically.If you already ger lost often, share your treasures more. Or more effectively. If you don’t get lost, do. Make it part of your practice – muscular learning: 10 minutes a couple of times a week… starters.
  • Gamilfictaion …classroom… society. So many of us grew up terrified of tests!Think of what an opportunity for classroom transformation! to embrace challenge!!
  • Use gaming! Competitions by corps trying to greenwash, healthwash or edu-wash?But there are good people are in every org – releasing tools and resources, of all scales. Use them.And push their limits!
  • Make getting lost part of your practice! Use tools in unintended ways!Share even more!
  • …help students lose their way! The world can’t wait to see what they will surely find.We won’t invent the wheel…
  • But we certainly haven’t exhausted it’s possibilities.Will Emily Pilloton’s“Hipporollers” get sanitary water to 894 million people in need? NO! Does it make a difference??? Jah.
  • Even the most modest idea.. 1963. Merging insurance companies & disgruntledemployees …artist hired to create a motivational image. The smiley face… paid $45.Your students constantly demonstrate that we never know how our ideas may have impact. We just need to share and nurture them.
  • Thank you.Address links + credits to this prez are online
  • Thank you.Address links + credits to this prez are online
  • createtwit 140edu

    1. 1. Hi.I’mJamieLeo :) @JLeoNYC
    2. 2. In 8th grade I acquired twoastounding sources – and incombining them, I thought I’dinvented blacklight art.
    3. 3. Bob + Joe Switzer:flourescent pigments
    4. 4. and their by-product:Day-Glo ®
    5. 5. I brought one of my works to my8th grade art teacher.She was not impressed.She said “the best artworkshumanity will ever create HAVEalready been made, and the bestwe can do is copy themasterworks.”
    6. 6. If I we had Google in 1966, I couldhave told her that the man whofounded the Day-Glo® factory wasan art teacher.
    7. 7. Louis Prang1824-1909
    8. 8. So here we are in this greatEdmund Catalog feeding frenzy.We’re no longer merely buildingupon the past, were lucky enoughto build in real time.We have tools to build ourfuture, in the present.
    9. 9. Twitter x 500 millioncollaborate globally w/ students, govs, orgs, authors summaries • share questions • write poems + haiku discussions • micro-reviews • daily word games edit coherent stories based on pre-existing tweets create group fictional character • curate art shows students poll students • follow class trips virtually ideas & quotes from historical figures ask experts questions • subscribe to #hashtagsresponses to books + posts • retweet events • invites bulletin boards • greeting cards • tests/quizzes inventories + lists • slogans + chants • tweet chats
    10. 10. I wrote a blog post on a passionateeducator who is building gardensfor school kids living in urban fooddeserts.I didn’t invent the wheel; but endedup ‘tweenterviewing’ him tounderscore how important Twitteris to his realizing these urgentlyneeded gardens.
    11. 11. We all are IMPROV masters.The minute we awake its improvtime. Weve made a hundredunique, expressive choices allbefore we reach for our morningtoothbrush (being sure not to liveour precious lives on autopilot).
    12. 12. With so many tools at ourdisposal, we become curators.We’re digital hunter-gatherers.
    13. 13. Even the tools we ‘know’ can beretooled and stretched.At a recent tech hackathon, myteam used PowerPoint™ as our toolof choice. And we won. Don’t beafraid of pushing the limits of whatyou know.
    14. 14. 135 million people aregaming taking testsfor entertainment.Leveraging this love ofchallenges can betransformative.
    15. 15. Make getting lost part of your practice as an educator.(Take time to take elements out of context. Share more.)
    16. 16. So you can better help your students lose their way.The world can’t wait to see what they’ll find.We won’t invent the wheel…
    17. 17. Look up: hippo rollersBut we certainly haven’t exhausted it’s possibilities.
    18. 18. 1963 smiley face designer:Harvey Ball (paid $45)
    19. 19. references + links + credits:jamieleo.com/140eduslides:slideshare.net/jleonyc :)your favorite creative hybrids:#createtwitkeep in touch:@jleonycjamie@jamieleo.com
    20. 20. IMAGE CREDITSEdmond Scientific CatalogSea King helicopter, Royal Canadian Navyfrom collection of David Wall THANKSpsychedelic moiré poster detail: uncredited Dean Kepharttape dispenser: James Leo, aged 11, 1966 Jean HuntLouis Prang detail: William Merritt Chase Peter Fahrnialtered Prang packaging, c1965 K. Anna MooreEcocentricblog.org screen grabs: © GRACE Robert Burnsschool gardeners: Berkeley.net nutrition Tami ONeillnewsletter brush your teeth: Doug n Kristi Kyle RabinBermingham/Flickr Robert HarbertsAlice shrinks’: adapted by John Tenniel Aimee Levinewind farm: fieldsbh/Flickr colleagues at GRACE who lent their supporthippo water rollers: Imvubu Projects, Project Howard Gardner, Benjamin Bloom, RobertH Marzano!Harvey Balls Smiley Face: Ideafinder.com STAT SOURCES 135 million people are gaming as many as 500 million Twitter source: IGN 2010 users source: Mediabistro /

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