PracTICE: Creativity Examples With ThingLink

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programmerman2Creativity: Often I get asked from people if “Creativity” can get learned and even some say that it can’t get learned (BTW: that are the people who don’t have creativity). Well, my teaching experience shows me that it can get learned, slowly but surely. Even lazy people are creative to find and invent special ways to NOT getting OUT of THEIR comfort zone ;) BUT it needs a person who is creative and knows WHAT creativity is to teach it to OTHERS.

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 Some PracTICE To Foster Creativity

programmerman-animatedThere are a multitude of tools which WE could use to foster the creativity of the learners, such as “Story Telling“, coding with Scratch and other programs, comics, and interactive images with links and videos such as “ThingLink“, which I will present here with some practical examples. Below my curation about ThingLink where YOU can first read about it for a better understanding:

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First of all, please let me tell YOU this: to engage YOUR learners show THEM some practical examples and let THEM play around with them. THEY will have understood then what it is about and THEN YOU ask them to create THEMSELVES a new interactive image with ThingLink, a private one. One from where THEY will get some profit for THEIR private life; such as e.g. my vacation trip (preparation) such as I did here ===> Schwarzwald | Black Forest | Forêt Noire (DE) | Europe <===, my Garden (for nature lovers) as I did here ===> My Wild Garden | Panorama View With Localisation Of The Flowers <===, for people who playing sports competitions and/or visiting them, such as I did here ===> Darts-Clubs in Luxembourg | FLD-2013 <===, where is my favorite music band and/or singer playing its next concert?, creating its OWN “PKM” (Personal [Professional] Knowledge Management) and/or courses, such as I Did here ===> Skills needed in the 21st Century from Educators, Teachers <===, and here ===> Learning IT-Security <===, … Well, let YOUR imagination flow to find more examples, I am sure YOU will find a lot ;) Let it GO, let it FLOW! Below the examples as images, click them to see…

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Concerning the preparation for a vacation: after YOU decided WHERE to spend YOUR vacation make some research on the internet about WHAT is interesting to visit and bookmark the links which YOU have found. BEST way is to start from the place where YOU are in the hotel (camping, Youth hostel, B&B…) and then looking around… Once YOU know WHAT YOU want to visit around, go to “Google Maps“, make a screenshot of the complete area and create a new image by uploading it to “ThingLink“. Bring in the “spots” with links from YOUR bookmarks into that map (as shown in my example). YOU dispose now of an interactive map with the places YOU want to visit and this is a BIG help to stay relax during YOUR vacation.

TIP: what I do is printing out a day-trip on “Google Maps” and organizing it in a file-folder which my wife and I have in the car, so the vacation is organized then and WE don’t have any stress ;) That is ALSO ===> ProactiveTHINKing <=== in case that there isn’t any Wi-Fi available!

As YOU are ALSO certainly taking photos from YOUR vacation, so YOU can integrate them later ALSO in the interactive map and YOU will dispose so of a complete documentation of YOUR vacation in ONLY one interactive image!

 

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I would suggest ALSO that the learners after having played around with some practical examples should do a brainstorming together in class (NOT more then 20 minutes) about WHAT THEY would like to create as THEIR new ThingLink interactive image, THEY could do it EVEN together and sharing own ideas with OTHERSBrainstorming is ALSO a creative way of THINKING ;) Find below my curation about brainstorming and MindMaps, please:

Check out ALSO my blog post about Creativity PracTICE for young kids below, please:

 

SO… NOW YOU have a lot of examples and some advice, enjoy it with YOUR learners and YOU will see how THEY will get engaged, motivated and learning NEW skills on the fly ;)

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Keywords necessary for me, as a reminder to create this blog: Profit, ThingLink, different examples, Creativity, Photos, Sustainability, Profit for private life, Learning To Learn, Competency, brainstorming, imagination, MindMaps,

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Stay tuned for next blog post(s) ;)

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