Creativity for 21st Century Skills describes what many creative people really do when they create. It focuses on the practical applications of a theoretical approach to creativity training the author has developed.
Piirto, J. (2011). Creativity for 21st century skills (pp. 1-12). SensePublishers.
Can you write something today that will be referenced in a future technology that you can’t even fathom?
Emily Dickinson did.
In a letter she wrote in 1873, she included the lines that would become known as her poem, “There is no frigate like a book.” This morning, 142 years later, I heard Dr. Jack McManus, professor in Pepperdine University’s GSEP, reference it in his TED Talk, “Schools of the Future: Time to Develop Your Metaphor.” It is so interesting to me that Dickinson’s editors “fixed” her poems and published them after her death in order to conform to more “regular” language usage of the time.
The curriculum-based lesson connection is: How would you retool Dickinson’s metaphor for technology? or life today?
But, the enduring value question rotates back to the question Dr. McManus’ posed at his TED talk:
How do you and I change the metaphor for schools?
Read the poem. Listen to the talk. And help start / continue the conversation.
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln.
In 2000, Peter Norvig, the current director of research at Google, created a PowerPoint presentation rendered from the Gettysburg Address. Click on the picture below to see the original ppt which Norvig created.
For more information on Norvig’s creative process, click here and for more information on the Gettysburg Address, click here
NaNoWriMo is the shortcut acronym for National Novel Writing Month http://www.nanowrimo.org/
NaNoWriMo begins November 1 and proceeds through the month. (Time to etch it into your lesson plans)
The NaNoWriMo is to write 50,000 words in one month.