Posts Tagged 'education'

5 Simple Games to Develop Creativity and Problem Solving Ability

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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Random Words, The Magical Booster for Creativity

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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Moodle Activity – Audience Response

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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Moodle Activity – Septines with Q and A forum

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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Moodle Activity – Student Welfare

Students will often not let you know when they are in trouble.  Trouble can be defined as several things including,  being bullied,  not understanding the material,  having other bad things happening etc.  What we need is an easy way for students to let us know when things are not ok.  Moodle gives us just this.

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10 Ways to Increase the effectiveness of your Learning Management System

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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Conscription for teaching

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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