It’s been a case of long time no post however I have just attended the 2018 Digicon at ACU where I shared my updated collection of Digital Toys and things. Here are the slides which list them…
I want my children to realise that life is only about competing and winning when you want it to be. Most of the time, it’s about self-expression, teamwork, and trying your best. My favourite pursuits are those where I don’t have to conform to someone else’s idea of success, but instead get to choose my own goalposts, so to speak.
I can’t believe I’ve finished 20 of these – 10 more to go! I’ve really enjoyed coming up with something each day…particularly trying to correlate with a daily event or a metaphor I’ve come across in my day-to-day living. Most amusing, of course, are all the “fails” from the voice recognition….maybe that will be a blooper roll.
What does “creativity” have to do with “learning technologies”, the future of work, working with teams in the corporate sector? Why does something so seemingly esoteric need to be unpacked? Can an abstract concept like “creativity” be made relevant and practical to folks who need useful strategies they can implement tomorrow?
Image is Everything: Exploring Visual Thinking Strategies a masterclass with Amy Burvall. The course runs between 9th July and 30th July 2018.
The secret to fostering creativity lies in our approach to teaching. We have to stop trying to control the outcome.
Organising a timetable that functions efficiently and also embraces Asimov’s conditions, providing the appropriate time and pace for our students to be deeply creative is a complex issue. It will be one of the biggest hurdles for our schools to overcome and is a vital component of contemporary learning design. Changing the way we organise time might just be the key to unlocking the ideal conditions for creativity in schools.
There are a number of interesting quotes, such as:
It is by doing the work that you uncover who you are, what you are about and what’s inside of you.
When you really don’t want something, that’s when you get it.
Invest in your tools, make then available and work in a way where you are not judging what you do.
My blog is a place where I take apart my ideas, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Each episode is produced and edited by host and creator aka me, wherever I am. Using the jumbled, thought tracks that keep me awake at night, I ask myself to delve into the specific decisions that went into creating my work. I barely edit them, and not frequently enough checking for typos, but condensing the story to be tightly focused on how bring my ideas to life.
The IKEA effect is a cognitive bias in which consumers place a disproportionately high value on products they partially created.source
For me, this is what makes the #IndieWeb (and DoOO) special. It provides the tools and techniques to make and manage your own creations on the web, without starting from scratch.