Creativity at the Google Event

Tweet Last night I felt like such a VIP!  I was one of only 300 people to attend the Google event in Philly at the Museum of Natural History during the ISTE conference.  Now 300 people may sound like a lot, but out of the nearly 11,000 people here at the conference, I’d say that’s […]

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Poking Boxes

Tweet Ever sit with an object and tried to figure out all the things it could do?  What noises it could make…  How it could move…  What you could pick up with it…  Then you’ve experienced “poking a box.” Ever take a camera and shoot a photo of the same thing multiple times?  What angle […]

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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Tweet It’s a procedure on airplanes that attendents review each time passengers board the aircraft:  In case of emergency, put your oxygen mask on first and then assist those around you.   The idea is that if you take care of yourself first, you will be better able to care for your child or another passenger that […]

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Bringing the Joy Back to Reading

Tweet I used to be the kid who got lost in dozens of books in the summertime.  I used any time or place I could to open up my latest Judy Blume or Babysitters Club book: backyard, beach, bedroom, a visit to Gramma’s, the waiting room at the doctor’s office…  I loved to read, to […]

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…but I’m not an artist…

Tweet I hear this a lot and have often found myself saying it as well. But after years of dabbling in this and that, I’ve stopped. After trying things out, failing and still enjoying myself, I’ve stopped. All it took was the right people allowing me to explore my own creative side, teaching me a […]

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Providing for Creativity in Students

Tweet Every year at this time, our fourth grade team starts to prepare our students for their “Fourth Grade Celebration.”  It is not a graduation, but rather a time when the students and teachers create a performance that celebrates their time at the Cashman Elementary School as they prepare for middle school. Our theme this […]

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What's So Scary about Creative?

Tweet Creative, artistic, imaginative, inventive – these are words that are held at a high regard, yet so many people think they are not worthy of these titles. I disagree!  What I do think happens is that we don’t allow ourselves to be those things.  It’s a combination of having little time and a bit […]

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Pledge to Create

Tweet Maybe you have heard about the 30 Days of Creativity Challenge. If not, you should – From the 30 Days of Creativity website: 30 Days of Creativity is a social initiative encouraging people to create stuff (anything) every day for 30 days in June. Your brain is like a muscle. When you exercise it, […]

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