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Creativity Takes Courage by Nicole Sprainger using Visual Poetry app

More Visual Poetry examples by Nicole Sprainger inspired by Patrick Ness' The Monster Calls

Another creation from Nicole Sprainger produced using Visual Poetry

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Earlier this month we had the pleasure welcoming Professor Yong Zhao to Parramatta to deliver the 2014 Ann D Clark lecture. I recall last year when …

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They explored math, science, social science and literature topics that interested them, choosing one question each week, researching it, and …

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Any practice – athletic, artistic, even social – involves repeatedly failing till one gets the experience or activity right. We need to “keep the …

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The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

The Possible Project: A Makerspace for Teen Entrepreneurs

In a world where even a college degree seems to be barely enough to start a successful career path of any kind, entry into the workforce now demands a worthy skill set and competitive edge in a global economy. Anticipating this, lifelong entrepreneurs Mark and Becky Levin founded The Possible …

Inventor to Schools: 'Let Kids Fail!'

We've heard the importance of failure and experimentation in learning. In this excellent interview on Science Friday, inventor James Dyson speaks …

Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity

<i>“Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation,”</i> researcher Rosalind Cartwright reminded us in her fascinating treatise on the science of dreams. <i>“The biggest lie of human memory is that it feels true,”</i> Jonah Lehrer wrote shortly before being engulfed in a …

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Tips for boosting your creativity! Make your own fantastic presentations in Canva and upload easily to SlideShare. An Easy Guide to Creating a Presentation in Canva<p>Read more at http://blog.canva.com/an-easy-guide-to-creating-a-presentation-in-canva/#AhvdG2CvLeprMOIH.99

Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity

Kids naturally love to scribble, dance, and sing. We'll show you how to nurture that creativity to help your child learn more at every age.<p>During his first year of preschool, my 3-year-old spent every morning drawing. While the other kids were doing seemingly academic activities like tracing …

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

<b>Embrace creativity as part of learning.</b> Create a classroom that recognizes creativity. You may want to design awards or bulletin boards to showcase …

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Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Crucial Difference Between Success and Mastery

<i>“You gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far,”</i> Steve Jobs cautioned. <i>“There is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction,”</i> Oprah counseled new Harvard graduates. In his wonderfully heartening letter of fatherly …

11 Drawing Apps to Inspire Kids’ Creativity

If doodling wasn’t a blast, then why would adults still be doing it long after they’ve grown out of the crayon stage? Come on, you know you get your Crayola on whenever you sit down at brunch and there’s butcher paper + crayons at the ready ;) Whether it’s on a menu in a restaurant or on that one …

Four Key Ingredients in the Recipe for Creativity

Everyone has untapped potential in some creative field. Yet some individuals -- Shakespeare, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs -- have far more of it than others. Apart from genes, there are at least three key environmental factors that affect creative accomplishments.<p><b>Genes and</b> …

Amazing Quotes to Inspire You Out of a Creative Rut

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It is entirely easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in the rigorous daily grind of running a business and have her or his creative effectiveness greatly hindered. Add to this insecurity and fear of failure and you will land …

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Creativity for the digital age in six minutes.

Boston University COM PR professor Amy Shanler asked me to present "how to be creative" in six minutes for a "speed dating" like session for her PR students. This is the best I could do. Hard to convey thinking and being creative in six minutes. Nutshell: learn to create collisions; think "do" …

Creation theory: Scientists are unlocking the biological secrets of creativity

<i>Whether it’s playing Schubert or dancing the tango, artistic expression has a tangible effect on the brain. A burgeoning field of research seeks to measure how we produce and experience the arts – and may even explain why we create them in the first place. Kate Taylor reports</i><p>McMaster psychology PhD …

Sparking Collaboration Through Creative Play

“Fail forward”<p>"Every journey begins with a single step"<p>“Do or do not, there is no try”<p>There’s no shortage of inspirational mantras, but these sayings offer little advice to surmounting departmental silos, generational gulfs, intimidating power distances and other communication roadblocks that …

Where Does Creativity Come From?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Source of Creativity<p><b>About Elizabeth Gilbert's TED Talk</b><p>Writer Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses. She shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. She …

How Do Schools Kill Creativity?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Source of Creativity<p><b>About Ken Robinson's TED Talk</b><p>Sir Ken Robinson makes a case for creating an education system that nurtures — rather than stifles — creativity.<p><b>About Ken Robinson</b><p>Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we educate our children. …

Watch Now: #iamcreative, a 2-Minute Manifesto on Creativity

77% of adults feel they’ve lost their creativity.<p>We’re hungry for inspiration and education, but can’t find the time to search for it. As a company who champions creativity at every level, we can’t tell you how many times we’ve encountered women feeling intimidated or insecure about their creative …

Get Creative With 11 Maker-Approved Apps

If you’ve watched our #iamcreative video, then you are aware that 77% of adults want to be creative, but don’t know where to start. Fortunately, there are millions of resources out there to inspire creativity and get you on your way — resources literally at your fingertips! We checked in with some …

Creative Solutions to Crises -- Through Play

Mimes can lower traffic fatalities.<p>Voluntary taxes make people more generous.<p>You might not believe it, but these real-life examples represent exactly the kind of far-out thinking that has solved vexing social issues.<p>Overwhelming conflicts in Gaza, Syria and with ISIS seem to point to ever-more …

5 Ways to Encourage Creativity Through Play

Creativity is on the decline, and the reduction of free play is at least partly to blame. According to American psychologist, Peter Gray, <b>free play</b> …

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Read Isaac Asimov's Essay on How to Be Creative

You don't need to hire a consultant to help you foster creativity at your firm. You just need the wisdom of the greatest science fiction writer.<p>Science fiction lovers, rejoice. Isaac Asimov—one of the greatest and most prolific sci-fi writers of all time—is still publishing. His longtime friend, …

Everyartist Live! and Why Creativity Matters

Last year Everyartist Live set a world record for the most works of art created on a single day. 230,000 children in 46 states shared a day of painting, drawing, imagination and creativity. On Thursday, they intend on breaking that record.<p>Everyartist Live! is aiming to reach over 250,000 kids this …

5 Creativity Lessons You Already Learned In Kindergarten

Let's be honest: Life -- and work -- was way more simple when we were in kindergarten.<p>Not only did we approach the world with an unfiltered view and a resilient mind, but our creativity was at its peak when we were children. Our masterpieces back then were colorful drawings of dancers and dragons …