Sharing your creativity tool products

Did you watch the video I posted on Monday’s blog? What did you all think about it? Now the name of these toys is “Sifteo.” If you are interested, you can learn more about Sifteo here: https://www.sifteo.com/

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TODAY’S ACTIVITIES

How did you enjoy working on your creativity tool project? Hopefully, it gave you some ideas of how you could use these tools in your future classroom. Let’s share your sample lesson materials or products with your peers. We will share your two lesson products/materials for 5 minutes with your partner; and then we will switch the partner and continue sharing for other 5 minutes; then we change the partner again…so on. When you talk to your partner, answer the following questions for each lesson:

  • What is your lesson about?
  • Who is your target audience and subject?
  • What lesson material/product did you create?
  • What is the purpose of including the lesson material/product in your lesson?
  • How did you create it? How did you like the tool you used?
  • What did you most like about the tool?
  • How can this tool be applied differently to the classroom?
  • Anything else you want to share?

FOR FRIDAY 

We will not have our class in the classroom. I have a doctor’ appointment during the class time; I try to avoid but that was the only time available… I am so sorry about canceling the class. Instead, I want you to use the class time finishing up your Creativity/Innovation Tool page on your Google portfolio. Also, your tutees are waiting for you! Teach them about critical thinking. Both of the assignments are due Friday @ 11:59pm, March 29. 

*The next, but LAST, tutoring is due Wednesday, April 3rd.

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Creativity and Innovation Tool Project Workday

TODAY is a workday, meaning you can choose to work on your project from home or in any other lab on campus. You should be now working on your second lesson material/product at least. If you have any question/concern, please send me an email: won10@uga.edu

It is chilly outside again…. Stay warm and don’t get sick!

For Wednesday: We will share your creativity/innovation tools on Wednesday. You should come to class with your two lesson products completely finished. You do not need to have your Google page completed by then. The due of the entire project is this Friday.

And More… Remember that your 4th reading tutoring is due this Friday.
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Perhaps, if you are bored, watch this video about a really COOL tool. I am sure that you will be excited about it!

Creativity and Innovation – Day 9

Creativity and Innovation Tools – Building lesson materials

I reviewed your proposals and you should have received my feedback as well. Thanks for submitting on time. After reading your lesson plans, I got excited about seeing your final products! Today, we will work on building your proposed lesson materials. Before we start, I want to bring your attention to a couple of things about the project:

1. In a proposed lesson, students (or a teacher) should engage in creating some kind of finished products using the tool or as a result of using the tool. So, that means that you will work on the proposed product for each lesson for our Creativity/Innovation Tools project. 

2. Make sure your lesson is designed to support CREATIVITY! At the end of the project, you will be asked to write about how your lesson activity support student creativity. How? Review the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for creativity and innovation below:

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.

For Monday, We will have an independent workday, meaning you can choose to work on your project from home or any lab on campus. Please contact me via email if you have a question about the project.

For Wednesday, We will finish up the project. I expect you to come to class with your lesson materials close to completion. I want you to spend the class time writing the Creativity & Innovation Tools page in your Google portfolio.

For next Friday, We will share the lesson materials that you have created. Also, the 4th reading is due – you will teach your tutee about how to support critical thinking.

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An Opportunity to Earn ‘LATE PASS’: A friend of mine is conducting a research study about advertising apps. The purpose of the study is to explore how people perceive and interact with advertising apps. It might be interesting for us to see how companies use apps to promote their brands in a creative way. Please follow the directions below and complete the survey by  TONIGHT (Mar. 22, 11:59pm). It will take about 10 minuets to complete everything.

Step 1 : Download two apps on your smart phone: “Ray-Ban never hide”, “Sit or squat”

             – Go to the app store on your iphone

             – Search  ‘Ray-Ban never hide’, ‘Sit or squat’

             – Download them (by clicking install)

Step 2 : Explore and experience two apps.

             – First, Try ‘‘Ray-Ban never hide app”

             – Second, Try Charmin “Sit or squat”

Step 3 : Take the survey below. It will take about 5 minutes.

              https://grady.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1GQYotb3qKXvFLn

Creativity and Innovation – Day 8

**Complete your Stop Animation page if you have not yet done it!

Today we start a new project, Creativity and Innovation Tools. As you can tell from the project title, you will be learning more creativity tools. Let’s first review our project page.

Today’s Activities:

STEP ONE. Explore the list of creativity tools.

STEP TWO. Select TWO tools you want to use for the project.

STEP THREE. Write your proposals about how you will use the tools. In your proposal for each tool, please include the following information:

    1. Your name
    2. Lesson or activity name (if possible)
    3. Goals and objectives for the lesson/activity
    4. Curriculum Standards that will be addressed in your lesson (if available)
    5. The target audience
    6. A brief description about how you will use each tool and what lesson material you will create using each tool

*IMPORTANT*  In each proposed lesson, students (or teacher) should create some kind of product using the tool or as a result of using the tool – that is what you will be creating for our creativity/innovation project as well. 

As a reminder, the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) for creativity and innovation:

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students:

a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.

For Friday,

    • Have your proposals ready (- it is due before the class). Submit your proposal in paper, via email, or by sharing a Google Doc (-whichever you like!).
    • We start working on your proposed lesson activities.

For Monday,

    • We will have an independent workday, meaning you can choose to work on your project from home or any lab on campus. Please contact me via email if you have a question about the project.

For Wednesday, 

    • We will finish up the project. I expect you to come to class with your lesson materials close to completion. I want you to spend the class time writing the Creativity & Innovation Tools page in your Google portfolio.

Welcome Back!

Housekeeping:

  • Thank you for all the comments and feedback you provided on the mid-semester evaluation. They were very helpful. I will try to reflect them as much as possible during the rest of the semester.
  • Check your grade on the stop animation project. If you have NOT completed the stop animation page on your Google site, please do asap and let me know.

Universal Design for Learning

Glad you are all back! We have a guest speaker today: YunJeong Chang. She’ll be talking with us about UDL: Universal Design for Learning. She guest-lectured on this topic several times in previous EDIT 2000 classes. I invited her to our class as well because I think this concept of UDL is very helpful and important for us to know in general as well as for future teachers.

So now, I hand it over to YunJeong.

You have learned about and created learning tools. But, how can we use these tools for a group of students with diverse levels of achievement? Would it be ok to provide a “one size fits all” type of lesson or tool to your learners and let them fit into your teaching?

Thinking of your own learning, are you good at all subjects? Have you ever needed extra support from your teacher?

Today, we are going to think about the universal design principles for creating a learning environment for learners who have diverse needs. Then, we will discuss how to improve our slowmations. For detail, visit https://sites.google.com/site/edit2000ud/.

Looking ahead:

  • We will start on the new project about creativity on this Wednesday.
  • Next reading assignment is due March 29. You will teach your tutee about critical thinking.

MOVIE day!!

PART 1. Mid-Semester Evaluation

Today, we are going to watch your stop animations! I am so excited to see them. But before we do, I would like to ask you to complete the mid-semester evaluation. This questionnaire is prepared to better meet your needs in this class. Please take a few minutes to answer the following questions. Your time is greatly appreciated.

While you completing the survey, I want to remind you of our attendance policy and grading policy.
I allow 3 grace absences in this class. Please use them wisely. From 4th absence, I have to lower your letter grade. If you need to make up, try to earn a late pass! Regarding the grading policy, all your assignment should be done by the due date. Otherwise, you will lose 5% of the total score per day for each day late. If you want to resubmit your revised work after you receive my feedback, you need to return in within a week and you should inform me your revision.

PART 2. Your Stop Animation Movies

Now, it’s a showtime!!! Have some popcorn while watching the movies. I want each group to briefly talk about what your video is about, who your target audience is, what you want us to look for, if any, when watching the animation, and anything else you want to share regarding your project.

After watching all the animations, we will vote for the favorite one. As you know by now, the winner group will earn the late pass!!

Your Favorite AnimationWho won?

If you have not finished the Stop Animation page on your Google portfolio, make sure you do by TONIGHT. The instruction on how to complete the page is available here.

For Next Week:

Everyone shall have fun!!

Wherever you go, ENJOY and be SAFE! And please come back. 😀

Creativity and Innovation – Day 7

Stop Animation – Editing + Narration Day II

Our goal today is to complete editing and add narration to your video. When you record your narration, you may use rm 618 and 613 (ask me for the key).

PART 1. Editing

Here are the brief steps of how you import pictures to iMovie:

  1. Connect your camera to a laptop and copy them to the desktop (or any other place that you can easily access).
  2. Open iMovie.
  3. Create a new project.
  4. IMPORTANT
    1) Turn off default zoom (Ken Burn effect):
    Go to File<Project Properties. In the “Initial Photo Placement” drop-down menu at the bottom of the window, change the option from “Ken Burns” to “Fit in Frame.” If you skip this step you’ll have a zoom effect on every picture you import into your video.
    2) Set your photo duration as 1 seconds and increase it as needed.
  5. Drag your pictures to the project you just created.
  6. Now, you are ready to edit your animation!!!

Remember that you would need to use royalty free music for your project: Royalty Free MusicFree Play MusicCreative Commons Licensed Music. Otherwise, YouTube wouldn’t let you upload your video.

PART 2. Publishing & Sharing

  1. Once you’ve finished your videos – “share” them to our class Youtube account.  I’ll have the login and password available in the classroom.
  2. Make sure you make your video NOT PERSONAL.
  3. Once your video is uploaded, share the youtube link with your group.
  4. Then, each group member should create a ‘Stop Animation’ page in the Google portfolio. On the Stop Animation page, embed your slowmation video (I’ll show you how you can do this.) and write a short description (2-4 paragraphs) about the video and the project in general. In your description, please respond to the following:
  • Which grade level is your video targeted at?
  • What is the subject?
  • What is the topic of the video?
  • What Georgia Performance Standard does your video address?
  • How might this video help students to understand the concept?
  • Do you think this idea is good for students’ creativity development?
  • What do you think are the merits of student-generated educational videos?
  • What advice would you give to students and teachers when creating videos?

Friday is the stop animation project due. Please make sure you shared your stop animation video on our class YouTube page. We will watch your masterpieces during class!