Hello and welcome to Destination Circles of innovation. We hope you are enjoying your first week, and while we have thrown a lot at you this week, please remember that we don’t expect you to try everything (although…if you are up to the challenge, go for it!). Next week, you will see even more ideas. Please know that we are sharing these ideas in an effort to provide for maximal idea collisions so that your slow hunches can join with the ideas of others and become effective classroom practices. For those of you who don’t remember the idea of the slow hunch, you might want to watch Steven Johnson’s talk again on “Where Good Ideas Come From.”
In true Circles fashion, we are outsourcing your memory for this week. This way, you can always check back here to be reminded of what we talked about. Below you will find our prEmails, information & content links from this week’s sessions, and information about your homework for next week. Enjoy! And feel free to share. Just because your friends and colleagues didn’t sign up for Circles of Innovation doesn’t mean they can’t learn from your experiences.
This Week’s prEmails
Wednesday’s IM:\>2 Walkabout Ideas from TED
Thursday’s Learning Trailer Video
Creativity & Innovation – how and why to use it in the classroom by Gert
- Behavior of freshness / stimulus
- Brain sub/conscience
- Convergent vs. divergent
- Edward DeBono: “Rivers of Thinking”
- Celebrating a classic brainstorm
- Space as barriers to innovation: 5 buckets turned on their head become enablers; lighting; music
Destination 2014: Innovations and Change – Introduction to Circles of Innovation
If you have never heard of Google Docs or Writing in the Cloud, you might want to watch the video below to get an understanding of the concept before you go on to attempt your Homework.
***Instructions*** Now that you have a general idea of what a Google Doc is, you are ready to read the instructions and get started. If you would prefer video instructions, watch this video. This summer as we work to curate media to use in and beyond our classrooms. We are going to share our favorite, discipline specific, media to Circles of Innovation. By summer’s end you will all be Circles authors. For now, we are going to start by crowd-sourcing our answers to a few Google Docs. Each of you will be creating your own page (or pages if you are motivated) in these documents. Instructions can be found in each of the document links below.
Hint: Go to Google and type in infographic on ________ (fill in the blank with whatever you want)
Hint: Try one of these Educational Blogs
These are the screencasted (something you will be learning this summer) video instructions that are linked to above. Enjoy