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Session: February 23, 2010

Class Goal/Objective for Session 6:

  • In this class session, class participants will explore creativity applications and sites that could be used as 21st Century classroom tools for integrating technology into content area lessons.

Quote for the Session:

"Creativity is the ability to see relationships that others miss."~ Pablo Picasso

Links Used:

Activities for Objective:

  • Reading/Reflection Sharing: View two other readings/reflections from two classmates and add a comment on the discussion tab of their wikispace. (request permission to join)
  • Lesson Idea Sharing: Share an idea from last week that you have included in a lesson or future lesson in your content area. Reflect on which 21st Century Skills is addressed. Both the lesson idea and the reflection should be added to your wiki if you have not done so)
  • Review Individual Wikispace/Portfolio Requirements from Each Week (Link on left)
  • Activity: "What is Creativity" activity with markers, paper, scissors (low tech)--using the materials provided "create" something of your choosing that captures your vision of creativity. You have the option of also using technology if you prefer. (I'll show you how to do a YouTube Video Capture) You will be sharing this with others in class. Take a digital picture of your creation and include it on your creativity page in the wiki. (or link your YouTube Video)
  • Creativity Web Sites: Links are above--add these to your Delicious Bookmarks (You are revisiting Delicious from last week and saving Creativity sites)
  • Add a Creativity Page to Your Wikispace: Include 3-5 (or more) links with a short summary of what is on the site and how you might use them to spark creativity into an existing lesson or a future one. You may want to include something YOU (or your students) create on this page. Include the digital picture of your creativity model.

Assignment for Next Week:

  • Review requirements for your Wikispace Portfolio Requirements and make sure you are caught up--finish/polish pages that you have completed.
  • Finish Creativity Page for your Wikispace/Portfolio:
    • Include 3 links (although you can add more if you would like)
    • Short 1-2 sentence descriptor of the link/tool/site
    • Summary/Lesson Idea of one of the tools and how you plan to use the tool in class with an existing or future lesson to spark creativity
    • 21st Century Skill Addressed: Use your framework provided the first night or the 21st Century Partnership site
    • Include a digital picture of your creativity model that we took in class.