RSSCreativity

The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most games, including digital ones, start with a paper prototype. Students and educators can learn from the process of planning, drawing and creating a game on paper.

Continue Reading

Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

Playing With Math: How Math Circles Bring Learners Together For Fun

| February 6, 2015 | 9 Comments

Math circles are an Eastern European and Russian tradition that spread across the U.S. in the last two decades thanks to math lovers who yearn for more.

Continue Reading

A Maker Space That Helps Kids Create During Long Hospital Stays

A Maker Space That Helps Kids Create During Long Hospital Stays

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many young patients resort to tv to pass the time during long hospital stays. A mobile maker project aims to ignite creativity, while helping kids solve problems they face during their visits.

Continue Reading

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

How Improv Can Open Up the Mind to Learning in the Classroom and Beyond

| January 30, 2015 | 13 Comments

Improvisation is being used as a way to help students and educators feel supported, open up to new ideas and think on their feet.

Continue Reading

In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time

| January 14, 2015 | 8 Comments

Thom Markham offers a set of principles to help educators see beyond immediate reforms to the education system.

Continue Reading

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

| January 7, 2015 | 13 Comments

In order to develop creative individuals, children need environments that nurture their interests. Between standards and testing, how much of that are they getting at school?

Continue Reading

Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

Appreciating Slang’s Creative Contributions to Language

| December 31, 2014 | 1 Comment

Slang may seem like it has no place in the dictionary, but dictionary editors are listening very closely to the words people use in real life.

Continue Reading

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching

| December 18, 2014 | 4 Comments

Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.

Continue Reading

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

How a Moveable Space Can Ignite Creativity in the Classroom

| November 26, 2014 | 4 Comments

Break-out spaces and furniture on wheels can do wonders to enhance a person’s learning experience. Here are six low-cost ideas for creating those environments in the classroom.

Continue Reading

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

| October 31, 2014 | 15 Comments

A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.

Continue Reading