Nine of the Best Ways to Boost Creative Thinking | Global Digital Citizen Foundation
When it comes to creativity, one of our biggest concerns is usually how we can be more creative, or how to come up with better ideas. Research in this area is all over the place, but [Gregory Ciotti] has gathered some of the most practical studies out there to help you utilize specific techniques that can boost your creativity.
All of these studies are useful for everyday creativity in daily life, so try a few out for yourself and see which ones work best for you.u
10 Things Every Teacher Should Know How To Do With Google Docs – Edudemic
“Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many schools have adopted. As it’s similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing tools, most of its features are intuitive to use. However, in addition to completing many of the functions of a traditional word processor, Google Docs provides even more capabilities that can be invaluable to educators. Here are ten tricks that can make your life easier with Google Docs:”
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Would You Rather? Asking students to choose their own path and justify it
Would you rather earn a dollar for every foot in 1 mile OR earn a dollar for every day you’ve been alive? Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.
Well I’m old so the answer is easy for me…but for our students there’ll be some mathematical thinking involved in deciding the most profitable path.
Would you rather? is a fabulous site, full of interesting questions, like the one above, requiring critical thinking and mathematical reasoning to answer. Some other recent questions include:
- Have a 30 acre crop planted with seeds that carry a 58% survival rate OR have a 50 acre crop planted with seeds that carry a 42% survival rate?
- Have 1 of 8 slices from a 10″ pizza OR 1 of 10 slices from a 14″ pizza? Whichever option you choose, justify your reasoning with mathematics.
Why not ask your students to quickly make a choice (write it on a slip of paper or set up a google form to vote) then spend some time justifying their choice mathematically. How many will change their mind? How many different answers will be right?