It’s not merely the closed-mindedness of fixed belief that can hold students back: it’s also the convenience of habit, the laziness of stereotyped thinking.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” — Albert Einstein
Mind-maps allow teachers to gain insight into their students’ thought processes and see the development of their work.
Creativity in the classroom is another form of play, and play is universally important to each individual’s sense of joy and well-being.
Should we teach content or thinking? Put another way, should we be teaching art or teaching students to think like artists?
Sketchnotes, graphic organizers, visualizing data, and art are just a few strategies to make learning visual in your classroom.
In any course, images can be a useful tool for students to build on vocabulary while also providing examples for concept attainment.
Quantity matters in creativity. Generate as many ideas as possible, alone and collaboratively. (Ideally alone first, then together.)
Because students necessarily create things with digital tools and images, the resulting creative expression is inherently student-centered.
Sketch notes aren’t just a trend, but rather a new visual style of capturing and documenting ideas for the 21st century student.