OTC11-Using Right Brain Thinking in EdTech Innovation

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I will be presenting at the Online Teaching Conference (OTC11), at Orange Coast College on June 23-24, 2011. I describe the use of mind maps, in creating a hybrid form of the Visual Thinking class I have taught at Loyola Marymount University for the past 12 years.

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OTC11-Using Right Brain Thinking in EdTech Innovation

  1. 1. USING RIGHT BRAIN THINKING TO Michael KieleyPRODUCE INNOVATIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES
  2. 2. One Two ThreeA visual tool, a case study, some ideas about true creativity...
  3. 3. Visual + Tool
  4. 4. One Two Three Mind + Map
  5. 5. Concept One: Mind mapsA central focus
  6. 6. Concept 2: Mind mapsIdeas radiate from a core
  7. 7. List or Map ?
  8. 8. Concept 3: Mind mapsHierarchical; more ordered than a list
  9. 9. Holistic vs Linear
  10. 10. Color + Curves switch on the creative brain
  11. 11. Let’s Map (learning this will take about 30 seconds).3 steps...first, draw an oval, which will hold a central concept.
  12. 12. Second, draw curving branches radiating from thecentral concept.
  13. 13. 3 steps...add single keywords to each branch.
  14. 14. (if possible) JUST ONE keyword printed along each branch
  15. 15. Draw Oval Step 1
  16. 16. Put keyword in center Step 2
  17. 17. Related ideas radiate Step 3 outward
  18. 18. One Two ThreeCase Study: Hybrid version of Visual Thinking Class
  19. 19. Visual Thinking:Teaching Creativity Chair Transform Project
  20. 20. Differentiation Gaudi chimney pots
  21. 21. M‘ StoryI go to a conference about online education (OTC10), which gets me very excited about adding cloud technologies to my face-to-face class.
  22. 22. M‘ Story Researching possibilities leads to a sense of... too many options.
  23. 23. M‘ Story ...kind of a mess.
  24. 24. M‘ Story How long could it take to re-form my class? 30 hours?
  25. 25. M‘ Story I need to be a brilliant innovator (or it least imagine myself being one)
  26. 26. Pedagogicalchanges?My motto:Technology mustalways be in service tolearning. (so easy to be distracted by gear + gadgets)
  27. 27. I need to ... See...many things at once. Form a synthesis.
  28. 28. I use mind maps to get an overview...Whittle 80 ideas, down to 3.
  29. 29. Drinking in ideas vs Choosing
  30. 30. Wiki setup ? BrainstormingSortingWorks best face-to-face Seeking Looking at Art ?Works best online Inspiration Personal ? ? Reflection
  31. 31. Visual Thinking:Teaching Creativity VoiceThread
  32. 32. Visual Thinking:Collaborative Projects Objects Podcast
  33. 33. Links to student projects at: LearnVisualThinking.com
  34. 34. Mind maps help organize complex info;what else can they do...?
  35. 35. One Two ThreeEnhance Creativityin developing fresh ways to learn
  36. 36. Map + StormA method for enhancing creativity using mind maps.
  37. 37. But first... a few reminders about the essence ofoperating CREATIVELY in any realm.
  38. 38. Cre-8 ?Reward any new behavior or idea.
  39. 39. BEChildlike + Generative
  40. 40. HAVEFun + Mistakes ‘R’ o.k.
  41. 41. BEFree of Analysis
  42. 42. LOVEChance + Intrusions
  43. 43. MAKEMake a time and place for imaginativethinking; a sanctuary.
  44. 44. IDEASRichness over Rightness Lateral vs Vertical Thinking
  45. 45. Map + StormA method for enhancing creativity using mind maps.
  46. 46. Growing ideas by a process of bifurcation
  47. 47. GROWForm a big list of possibilities by Then choose from manysetting a quota for new ideas.
  48. 48. mind map MASH-UPs‘A’ collides with ‘B’
  49. 49. mind map CROSS CONNECTIONS
  50. 50. NOWPruning vs AccidentsLATER
  51. 51. Alexis SmithMixing Word + Image Leads to surprising results.
  52. 52. produces unexpectedMap-Storm in teams connections
  53. 53. Draw your own map on the theme ofChanges in Education
  54. 54. Mind map methods - pros + cons •Use anywhere Mobile Device •Simple •Easy export to computer •More complex explorations Computer •Easily add images •Create Hyperlinked maps •Free and loose Hand Drawn •All you need is a pencil •Sketch, or collage images
  55. 55. Mind map ‘apps’ Mac PC Mobile Devices
  56. 56. Thanks! Michael Kieley mkieley@lmu.edu 707 mki-eley (654-3539) www.learnvisualthinking.comhttp://edtechexplore.wordpress.com
  57. 57. Evaluation SurveyHelp us improve our conference by filling out a short online evaluation survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/11OTC_0623_330pm
  58. 58. Visual Thinking:a course in tactical creativity + contemporary art,by Michael Kieley

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