Creativity and the Internet

  The information age has brought profound change to the delivery and volume of communication. Since the invention of the World Wide Web in 1990, the ways that we source information have radically changed. More than 3.7 billion people now use the internet. Every second, approximately 40,000 Google searches are conducted to easily and rapidly …

Basics of Creative Problem Solving

What is Creative Problem Solving? Creative Problem Solving is a process of breaking down a problem, generating multiple solutions, and evaluating ideas for the most effective result. The process was first formalized by Alex Osborne and Sidney Parnes in the 1950s. It has been taught in a variety of programs since that time to encourage …

Creative Problem Solving Strategies

Creative Problem Solving Strategies Students need to experience creative problem-solving opportunities to prepare for the 21stcentury. Adobe recently surveyed 2,000 educators and policymakers from around the world. Three quarters of respondents predicted that careers which require creative problem-solving skills are less likely to be adversely impacted by automation and machine learning. Students need to be …

Let’s Collaborate!

Collaborative Skills are increasingly important in the 21st century.  Careers in the 21st century require more teamwork and collaborative practice due to globalization and the rise of technology. In addition, collaborative learning is increasingly seen as an effective tool in developing deep understanding of content. We are truly stronger when we work together, but effective …

Creativity Connections

Creativity and innovation skills are increasingly critical in the 21st century. A global economy and rapidly changing technology create a need for innovative thinkers that can imagine new ways to effectively utilize new tools in new places in new industries. But how can we encourage creative and innovative thinking in our classrooms? There are many …

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