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Shape of Design

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 by Aalia Rahman Last Activity on Feb 28, 2015

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero is an odd little design book. Instead of talking about typography, grids, or logos, it focuses on storytelling, co-dependency, and craft. It tries to supplement the abundance of technical talk and how-to elsewhere by elevating why great work is done.  Shape is a book about objectives, and it zooms out to answer a couple big questions: How does it feel to make things for other people? And how can we do so in a meaningful, engaged way? -I do not own rights to this book. The description was taken from the book itself.-
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Lead By Example

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 27, 2015

When we returned from winter break on January 5th I challenged my students to step out of their comfort zone and step up the creative effort. I felt the best way to make the challenge stick was to accept it myself so on the 4th I recorded a few videos, uploaded them to a YouTube playlist, and announced on the 5th that I'd add to the playlist every school day from that point forward. Crazy, eh? Teachers, like students, need a challenge. This is day 33 of a new series of Mac Lab videos (not counting finals and the first day of semester 2) and I'm currently on a 33 day hitting streak with 92 videos in the playlist. These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished (and they're not). They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. But because not enough kids were embracing the challenge,... Read More
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The Puzzle of Motivation

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

In this TED Talk, Dan Pink presents the case for changing the way we attempt to motivate our students (just substitute schools and students for business and employees in the talk).  After watching, you might realize that the real puzzle is why so many folks continue to resist the evidence or deny the validity of the research.  The Puzzle of Motivation
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AMP Revisited

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

This video connects directly with ZIM! Revisited. Both were recorded to remind this years' students of the foundation for our self-paced, student-centered learning environment. Dan Pink's Drive does a wonderful job of synthesizing a broad range of research leading to his Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose triumvirate. We've used AMP, along with ZIM! with great success since the 2010/11 school year and I encourage other educators to consider implementing some degree of AMP and ZIM! in their own classrooms.
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ZIM! Revisited

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

The Zone of Intrinsic Motivation explained in six minutes. I recorded the video as a ZIM! refresher for my students. It's not a polished video by any means but I thought others might find it of value so I'm sharing it here as well. ZIM! in six minutes (6:06 actually) The ZIM! Venn diagram was inspired by Budd Caddell's How to be Happy in Business Venn on and was repurposed with his permission.* Thanks, Bud!  *The page is currently a 404. Here's a copy of Bud's original Venn.
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How do you Do it? Insights from School Administrators - A #CreateEdu Webinar

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 24, 2015

Setting creativity as a school-wide value and aligning staff and students around innovation is no easy task. Hear from three school leaders who are driving this change in their institutions. We’ll meet and hear from Mark French, Principal of Rice Lake Elementary, Tim Lauer, Principal of Lewis Elementary School, and Carolyn Foote, Librarian for Westlake High School. See the session recording below. 
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Pinterest-Based Morgue File

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 21, 2015

Since many students already have an affinity for Pinterest, I decided to begin moving my Web 1.0 Morgue File (a copious collection of links, examples, and resources strewn about several computers and external hard drives) to a dedicated Pinterest Board and encouraging students to do the same. The results have been off the charts (students are building their own boards, too) and I'm left wondering why I didn't do this sooner—especially since I'm only about 2% into this massive labor of love. Web 2.0 rocks! Mac Lab Morgue File
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Create a promotional poster for a school event

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Jim Babbage Last Activity on Feb 21, 2015

Select an upcoming school event (Black History Month was one of my favorites) and have students work in pairs to create an event poster, using images they have created themselves, along with supplied artwork such as a guest speaker photo, school logo and promo copy about the event. Encourage students to research public domain imagery to help add more visual strength/relevance to the poster and to learn about copyright. During the creation of the poster, students should post iterations of the work on Behance, using WIP. Teachers and students can post helpful, constructive feedback during the creation process. Once the poster is finished, students should post the final work as a project, link it to the WIP and make sure that they share credit and attribution to their partner and list the external resources they used to finish the project. After the assignments are submitted, don't just grade them; invite a range of faculty and staff to view the final work and pick their top three posters. Once the result... Read More
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World Skills UK Graphic Design 2015

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

We’re on a mission to find out who the most creative modern graphic designer of the future is. This includes the design and handling of images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation. The tasks and assessment criteria have been chosen by professional designers to test the breadth of skills required in the contemporary market. The judges have been drawn from leading graphic design and advertising agencies.  The top three designers may have the opportunity to join the WorldSkills UK squad for training to compete at the Global competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Step one: Review this competition overview and guidance materials Step two: Register online from the 9 February to 20 March 2015 Step three: We’ll send entrants a passive heat pack to submit a response to the passive heat brief. This MUST be received by midnight on 17th April 2015. This brief will explore your abi... Read More
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