Remember we aren’t meeting face to face today. Your assignment is to take a nap and then do something creative. Be prepared to report on what you did for Wednesday’s class. In addition, create a blog posting relating to your creative endeavor. Enjoy your day!
1. I’m going to ask that you start following two blogs this semester. I don’t want to give you too many parameters, but here they are anyways:
- One blog should be an educational blog (either from a teacher, technology specialist, or one that posts concerning technology in the classroom). Here’s a great place to start.
- The second blog is completely up to you. Maybe you have a hobby (i.e. mountain climbing?). Maybe a distant family member writes regularly on a blog or someone you know (or don’t) is traveling and posts photos that are enjoyable to view. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s something you like. I really enjoy knitting, so this Interweave blog is a fun one for me to follow.
Read pages 12-17 of this Learning and Leading May 2011. Write a blog post (due Friday) responding to the following questions.
1. What are the four dimensions that J.P. Guilford used to describe creativity?
2. With which of the four dimensions do you struggle the most? Provide details as to why/how this dimension is difficult for you.
3. Think about all of the tools we’ve learned about in class so far. Select a tool and describe how it might help with two or more of the four dimensions of creativity.
4. Spend 10-15 minutes exploring one of the creativity tools listed in the chart on p. 14 in the article. Make sure not to choose a tool you’ve used before. How could that tool be used to support creativity in your chosen grade/subject area?