How to Measure Creativity?

October 17, 2013 § Leave a comment

Your STOP animation video is due at the beginning of our class.

PART 1: STOP animation video red carpet premier

You have worked hard for the past five days to produce something creative and educational. I hope your collaboration experience was fruitful. I look forward to reading your short essay on student-generated educational videos. Have you embedded your YouTube video on your Portfolio? If you are not sure how to do it, let me know.

Let’s watch your wonderful creations of STOP Animation videos together. Make sure to post your videos on our Facebook group so that we can all view, like, and comment.

PART 2: How to measure creativity?

We will have a guest speaker, Ms. Suehyeon Paek. Ms. Paek is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia.¬† Her areas of specialization is Gifted and Creativity Education. She has conducted research on creativity, divergent thinking, and problem finding. She has assisted the Torrance Test of Creativity Thinking (TTCT) scoring certificate program and the Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP) gifted education program for K-12.

She will talk about how to measure creativity and motivate students to be creative.

After listening to her talk, you will create a video response on her talk. Ms. Paek’s talk would be critical for you to prepare your responses. You can choose three questions from the following questions. Record your video responses using a tool called Flipgrid.

  1. What are some purposes of measuring creativity?
  2. Why should schools foster creativity in today’s students?
  3. What are some ways to foster creativity in students who are not motivated at school?
  4. How can you foster creativity in a school environment in which you receive little support from administrators and other teachers?
  5. What are some strategies for teachers to foster creativity in themselves? ?
  6. What are some specific examples of technology integration that can be used for fostering students’ creativity?

To record your responses, you will need a computer with a web cam. If you do not have the computer with web cam, you can check out a laptop with a built-in camera from the Office of Instructional Technology (Aderhold 228). Yes, they do loan MacBooks and PCs, too.

1. Go to our EDIT2000 Grid.

2. You do not need to sign in.

3. Click on the question box that you chose to respond.

4. Click on the big green + button to begin.

5. Snap a thumbnail photo using your web cam. (There are multiple filter options to have a little fun and get aligned with the webcam).

6. Record your video response (up to 90 seconds).

7. If you didn’t get it right at the first time, you can record as many times as you need, and submit your video.

This is due by Wednesday at the beginning of class.

For Monday:

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