Creativity and Innovation

March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment

PART 1: Wrap up stop animation

Have you completed adding the creativity and innovation page on your Google Site? I will show you how to show a YouTube video in your Google site.

Let’s spend 15 minutes to wrap up your stop animation project.

Now we’ll watch our Stop Animation videos!

Let’s take a pick at our competitor’s videos from other sections.


Let’s spend some time talking about creativity. You’ll have a chance to share what you discovered when writing the individual portion of your video project.

What is creativity? Here’s a book that does a nice job of summing up creativity in children (or in this case, rabbits).

One of the National Educational Technology Standards (NETS) addresses creativity and innovation:

Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.


a. apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes.
b. create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
c. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues.
d. identify trends and forecast possibilities.

Torrance Tests for Creative Thinking

I got the demonstration test of the creativity test used in the Torrance Center at UGA.  Due to test security, we have no access to the full version of the test.  However, the sample will give you some ideas about how creativity can be evaluated.

In preparation for our creativity contracts that we’ll start when we return from Spring Break, think of something that would be classified as “creative” and make plans to do that over the break.


1. Come to class having read Chapter 5!! Be prepared to share something creative you did over the break!
2. Have a safe Spring Break!


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