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.


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.



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