The following word games are a fun and simple way to develop creativity and problem solving ability.
Strong problem solving ability is important for many professions. It is a skill however that is somewhat lacking in today’s education systems. It is easy to incorporate into your classes and the plan below is an effective way to do just that.
Plan of Attack
A solid foundation in problem solving is created through a set of strategies that should become second nature to students. We can develop this through simple games to promote creativity. Begin each of your classes with a simple word game and use it to illustrate an important strategy.
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Published July 25, 2010
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You are a creative person. Did you know that? But how creative are you? I’m willing to bet you are actually a whopping dollop more creative than you realise. Try the proven technique below for yourself, on your team, for your class and see how high your talent can soar.
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Audience response systems are becoming popular in education. It is both fun and interesting to get real time feedback from the class about a question. Today we are going to take a look at a way you can create a simple audience response system in Moodle.
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Septines are a useful tool created by Edward de Bono which you can use to inspire thought about a topic in your classes. You can very easily incorporate this activity into Moodle. To understand what Septines are read here. To find out how you can incorporate them into Moodle read on.
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Learning Management Systems can add dramatic value to your classes. Or they can be a roadblock. It all depends on how you implement them in your class. Use of Learning Management Systems in education has not matured yet and we are still learning how they integrate. The following are not so much tips as attitudes and values.
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What if you had to teach? Many countries have or have had conscription. What if we had a similar scheme but it related to teaching. Think of how different the world would be.
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Choose your own adventure books are fun. You have an element of control and that makes you part of the story. Why not create a choose your own adventure story in Moodle using a variety of activities including the Lesson activity.
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One activity that students often have to do, and one that can be stressful for them is subject selection. A typical approach is to tell them about the various options available and then to give them some time to decide. Today we’re going to use the quiz activity to support this with a questionnaire that will offer useful feedback.
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Brainstorming is like teaching. On the surface there is little difference between what an excellent teacher does and what a poor teacher does. The magic happens in subtle imperceptible ways. Similarly, when running a brainstorming session, the difference is not immediately obvious.
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