10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 22

“Invitational education is a theory of practice to create a total school environment that intentionally summons people in schools to realize their relatively boundless potential.” ~Purkey. 1991, p. 2.

Basic Elements of Invitational Theory

 

 

 

 

                                                                              References

Setti-Parnes, M. (2021). Implementing invitational education theory to address the unique needs of children from military families. Journal of
Invitational Theory and Practice
27, 24-35. p. 2. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1325458.pdf

 

 


#PBSReaders4Life

#GCUTEC544 #GCUTEC595 #GCUTEC516 #GCUTEC521
#CUNE604 #CUNE605

 

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Tolkien Reading Day, Friday March 25 – Activities and Scavenger Hunt

Tolkien Reading Day Art and Math Integration Icebreakers/Early Finishers Activity/ Extra Credit Scavenger Hunt

Personalized, shortened link to this post: https://tinyurl.com/HobbitTeague


Tomorrow, March 25 is Tolkien Reading Day, sponsored by The Tolkien Society. Tolkien Reading Day has been organized by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans of all ages “to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favorite passages.”

 

Icebreaker How-To’s: 

Project this book cover and, as students walk on (or after the bell, whatever is your instructional practice), ask students to go on a mini-middle Earth scavenger hunt.

Hobbit Book Cover

Image Source: https://www.dustjackets.com/pages/books/49742/j-r-r-tolkien/hobbit-the

 

Students find the following: 

  • All the triangles in the book cover (by number or diagram)
  • All of the circles in the book cover  (by number or diagram)
  • One other geometric shape (give the shape and the number)
  • An item represented 13 times
  • In what year was The Hobbit first published? 
  • Using our current year, how many years ago was The Hobbit first published? 
  • How old was J.R.R. Tolkien when The Hobbit was first published? 
  • Your Choice (consider sharing as a Reply to this post)
  • Your Choice (consider sharing as a Reply to this post)
  • Students write their own question and provides the answer

 

*****Be sure to honor the purpose of the day and read your favorite section of The Hobbit! Click here to go to the Library of Congress to see an excerpt of The Hobbit: http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/hm051/98102207.html

 

Happy Tolkien Reading Day!!

via GIPHY

 

 


For More Information

Education World Hobbit Scavenger Hunt – https://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/internet-scavenger-hunt/the-hobbit.shtml
PDF file of the Scavenger Hunt: https://www.educationworld.com/sites/default/files/Internet-Scavenger-Hunt-Hobbit.pdf 

The Tolkien Society ~~ https://www.tolkiensociety.org/

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CT Presentation ~Dr. Nettrice Gaskins

https://www.flipsnack.com/7DC995DD75E/ct-preso-dr-nettrice-gaskins-progressivist.html

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Weekend Ed. Quotes ~ September 24, 2021

On the importance of connecting innovation with creativity…

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“All innovation begins with creative ideas. Successful implementation of new programs, new product introductions, or new services depends on a person or a team having a good idea-and developing that idea beyond its initial state.”
~Amabile, Conti, Coon, Lazenby, & Herron, 1996, p. 1154.

In 1999, researchers Sternberg and O’Hara provided the pioneering framework of five possible relationships between creativity and intelligence:

  1. Creativity is a type of intelligence

  2. Intelligence is a type of creativity

  3. Creativity and intelligence are overlapping constructs (they have some traits in common)

  4. Creativity and intelligence are part of the same construct (they’re basically the same thing)

  5. Creativity and intelligence are distinct constructs (there is no relationship between them)

 

Here is a blog post (non-peer-reviewed) on creativity with some engaging design features and easy readability: What is creativity? The ultimate guide to understanding today’s most important ability by Kelly Morr at this link: https://99designs.com/blog/creative-thinking/what-is-creativity/ 

 


References

Amabile, T. M., Conti, R., Coon, H., Lazenby, J., & Herron, M. (1996). Assessing the work environment for creativity. Academy of
management journal, 39(5),
p. 1154-1184. http://people.wku.edu/richard.miller/amabile.pdf 

Morr, K. (2018). What is creativity? The ultimate guide to understanding today’s most important ability. 99 Designs.  https://99designs.com/blog/creative-thinking/what-is-creativity/

Sternberg, R. J., & O’Hara, L. A. (1999). Creativity and intelligence.

 

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Support Documents for Blackboard Collab Ultra Session

Topic: Creativity in STEAM/STEM Thematic Units


TeagueMarkup_Santamaria_Creativity_and_Engineering_Ed_Strategies

I_play_therefore_I_create_Constructionis

Amabile_And_Gryskiewicz

 

PiirtoPyramid

Understanding Creativity by Dr. Jane Piirto

PiirtoUnderstandingCreativity

 

FlowersAreRedTeague

SantamariaCreativity_and_Engineering_Education_Strategies – not marked up

https://tinyurl.com/May312020

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ September 13

This quote resonates with creative innovators, artists, designers… just everyone who notices their gift. This quote is especially significant to me because I heard it first during a presentation by educator Niharika Kabra, Academic Head – Audit and Training, Potter’s Wheel Education Services, Hyderabad, India.

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.’ Hugh Magnus Macleod

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Personal Photo of Helen Teague, please do not claim it as your own. 🙂


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Keynote on Creativity Trends in Education – Hyderabad, India

My Keynote at the International Symposium on Developing Schools Creatively in Hyderabad, India occurs later today!

The topic is Creativity Trends in Education.

Not in the vicinity? You can join the live tweeting at this hashtag #CCETrends

KeynoteHyderabad

 


View additional posts referencing the International Symposium on Developing Schools Creatively- click here

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Remembering Poet Mary Oliver

A sad ending as January turns to February. Mary Oliver, poet of exquisite detail and reverence for nature, died on January 17. For over five decades Mary Oliver’s poems served as snapshots of the natural landscapes and rhythms of life.

Take a minute, or two, or two hundred, and nurture yourself with Mary Oliver’s poems.

 

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

“Said the river: imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going.”

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

“Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.”

“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.”

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

“To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work.”

“When it’s over, I want to say: all my life

I was a bride married to amazement.

I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it is over, I don’t want to wonder

if I have made of my life something particular, and real.

I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened, or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.”

 


Previous posts referencing Mary Oliver from this blog

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Pre-Thanksgiving Fall Leaves STEM & STEAM Lesson Ideas

 

We returned from #CCEFinland to full-out fall leaves courtesy of a sudden freeze while we were away. Keeping to our presentation theme of #HarnessingImagination, we brainstormed some lesson ideas while we raked the leaves and gathered components for our Thanksgiving centerpiece.

Teachable Moments, like turkey giblets, are never wasted. For a STEM connection, I can use the photos along with information from ESF State University of New York to form the basis of a ThingLink scavenger hunt on the science behind why leaves turn different colors in fall.  ThinkLink Inc. is a Finnish-American in-image app created in 2010 by Ulla Engeström and Janne Jalkanen. Depending on time limitations (and how compelling the Black Friday sales are), I can ask students to either complete the Scavenger Hunt that I create or they can add their own components. 

Question 1: What design elements would you add to this lesson?
Question 2: What standards does this lesson address?

Please leave a comment with your ideas.

The leaves transformed the lawn to a carpet of color. For a STEAM connection, I can use the photos of the multi-color lawn as a palette for student composed poetry/haiku. After reading and discussing the technique of haiku from the Australian Writers’ Centre, student teams can take turns writing alternating lines of the poem or haiku. Alternately, students can choose to work solo on their poem/haiku.

Question 3: What design elements would you add to this lesson?
Question 4: What standards does this lesson address?

Please leave a comment with your ideas.

Tomorrow’s post will feature the STEM lesson Thinglink deliverable. Click here to view.

All of the outside color found a place on our Thanksgiving table with our Fall Centerpiece of Safflower blossoms, garden parsley, rosemary, and chives. A little glitter spray paint glammed up some of the outside English laurel leaves.

 

 

References:

#HarnessingImagination

Australian Writers’ Centre, (2018, April 19). 19 Haiku poems about Autumn. Retrieved from
https://www.writerscentre.com.au/blog/19-haiku-poems-about-autumn/

College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York (2018). Why Leaves
Change Color
. Retrieved from: https://www.esf.edu/pubprog/brochure/leaves/leaves.htm

All photos by Teague

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ October 19

“Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning. It’s the doorway into the child’s heart!” ~ Vince Gowmon

 

Playing Teacher from the Library of Congress

1890, “Playing Teacher” from the Library of Congress. No restrictions on copyright

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