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Enhance Children’s Creativity in School

This article shows a research that has shown enhancing student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally and emotionally. It is stated that there are activities that can stimulate and encourage creative thinking especially for students such as Word, Visual Thinking and Drawing games. Those three are fun and also educating games which we can play every day such as making word games like scrabble or ‘Connect’ which state a word associated with the word given by previous student.The other two is generally about visualizing a shape or an object so it can widen the student’s scope of creativity.Everyone was born with their creativity. They have different way to show their creativity. We as young generation should be more creative and innovative that always come up with new ideas. The author of this article is Kelli Cooper. She is a freelance writer who specializes in education topics among others.

Some research found that enhancing student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally, and emotionally. When we was child, teacher is the important role of our (as a student) creativity. They thought us about how to think creative in many ways. In kindergarten, we learned about how to solve problem in a simple game. Our brain trained how to solve problem from we were child. So, in elementary school until college, our brain can solve many problem from easy ones to difficult problem. As a teacher, they have big responsibility to teach us how to become creative and also smart way to solve problem. There are some activities that can enhance children creativity:

1. Word Games

Word games can encourage creative thinking because it allows children to make connections and relationships between different words. Some popular word games are Scrabbles and Bookworm.

2. Visual Thinking Games

This games employ the use of visual thinking because children encourage visualization and the use of imagination—two important aspects of thinking creatively. Show a picture and make the story about that. This games also teach people to look at something from all different angles and perspectives.

3. Drawing Games

This games can help children build on existing concepts, knowledge, and ideas, another key aspect of creativity. When we was child, our parents give us a paper with many dots. If we make line from those point then we will see one picture from those dots.

 “Encouraging creativity in students will not only serve them well while they are in school, it will help them develop skills that will serve them well as adults. Creativity is not just about being good at drawing or some other creative art form. As a teacher, you have an opportunity to help students develop something that will enhance all aspects of their life.” – Kelli Cooper

BLOG REVIEW: CREATIVEGENERALIST.COM

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Creative Generalist is an outpost for curious divergent thinkers who appreciate new ideas from a wide mix of sources. Completely random and updated regularly, inspiration drawn from – and relevant to – the larger creative world. This community’s goal is simply to define what it is to be a creative generalist and build a directory of sorts for those who specialize in everything.

This blog become a place to write an important information such as news, book review, interview with important people, and soon. In this blog, there is an Inspiration page that contains some articles contributed by the member of the blog.

The blog was categorized based on business, education, health, stories, technology, and leisure.

This blog also provide forums for people that have same interest called Society page. They can discuss or just sharing about their interest and passion with people around the world. Like me, one of my hobby is traveling. From beginning, I’ve been interested with one section, Vacation page. There is a section that explain some vacation places that recommended to be visited. It’s very inspire me to come to those places. That also may become an inspiration vacation for people around the world. 

In my opinion, this blog is very informative. The author can presenting the information in interesting way. This blog provide news and article which selected based on topic that make people curious. But, I think the author should be more concern to optimize the design and visualization because with interesting design, people will be more attracted and enjoy read this blog. Hope people would like to read the information from this blog so many people will be more creative and innovative.

Resume “30 Big Ideas, Trends and Predictions for 2012”

Pada kali ini saya akan melakukan review dari salah satu artikel dari situs BusinessNewsDaily yaitu30 Big Ideas, Trends and Predictions for 2012oleh Cynthia Bunting. Artikel ini membahas mengenai berbagai macam ide dan jenis trend yang akan bersinar di tahun 2012 yaitu:

  1. Gesture-recognition technology
  2. No boundaries
  3. Cyberinsurance
  4. Proximity-based social networks
  5. Public/private partnerships
  6. Business rollups
  7. Strategic technology consulting
  8. Local and mobile search
  9. Social media for hiring.
  10. Outsourcing IT functions
  11. Personalized business software
  12. Increased franchising
  13. Reputation reviews for business services
  14. The deals space will continue to expand
  15. Mobile learning
  16. Expense management of mobile applications
  17. bolt-on” acquisitions
  18. Group incentivization
  19. Chinese companies become a force in global markets
  20. Understanding chatter
  21. More ad measurement
  22. Navigate the Web using voice command
  23. Consumer products and technologies
  24. Innovative workspace services
  25. Friction-free mobile-device management
  26. Customized enterprise application stores
  27. Disintegration of “channels.”
  28. loud-based documents and information resources.
  29. “Digital Coupon Book.”
  30. The small businesses that do not currently have a website will be able to get online

Dari berbagai macam jenis trend dan ide-ide diatas, dapat kita perkirakan bahwa pada tahun 2012 akan ada 3 bidang yang akan menjadi pusat trend dunia, yaitu bidang IT/Teknologi, Bisnis dan Jejaring Sosial

Trend Insight Review

Pada tulisan pertama saya kali ini saya mencoba melakukan review singkat mengenai blog tinsiders.blogspot.com yang juga merupakan tugas dari mata kuliah Creative and Innovation dari jurusan SBM ITB.

Pertama kali membuka Trend Insight atau Tinsiders ini menurut saya blog ini cukup berbeda dengan blog lainnya yang pada umumnya. Trend Insight merupakan blog yang sederhana namun  sangat menarik, baik dari segi isi maupun tampilan blog itu sendiri.

Dari sisi isi blog, sesuai dengan namanya Trend Insight menampilkan banyak sekali informasi desain-desain yang kreatif dan inovatif berupa gambar-gambar yang sedang trend di dunia dan tentunya sedang up-to-date. Menurut saya hal ini sangat menarik sekali bagi anda-anda yang sedang mencari inspirasi ataupun sedang iseng-iseng di waktu senggang. Selain gambar desain dan produk inovasi ada juga video-video yang inspiratif dari produk, iklan sampai motivasi untuk anda menjadi kreatif.

Mengenai tampilan blog, Menurut saya Tinsiders cukup simple namun sangat menarik dan efektif bagi pembaca. Pada  halaman utama blog ini kita akan melihat gambar-gambar dari desain-desain produk, arsitektur, interior dan lainnya dalam bentuk thumbnail yang akan buat kita penasaran dan saat kita mengklik salah satu gambar maka akan muncul informasi yang lebih detail mengenai gambar tersebut.  Sangat efektif bagi para pembaca.

Cara penampilan gambar-gambar foto dihalaman utama pada blog ini pun juga bisa dibilang menarik dan unik, karena pembaca dapat memilih cara melihat gambar-gambar dan video  sesuai dengan tema yang kita inginkan yang terdapat pada sub-menu seperti Classic, Flipcard, Magazine, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot, Timeslide.

Jadi saya menyimpulkan bahwa blog Trend Insight patut untuk dikunjungi bagi anda yang kreatif dan pencinta desain dan produk inovatif. Simple namun menurut sangat informatif, menarik dan kreatif. Bagaimana pemilik blog menampilkan gambar-gambar dan video yang unik dan inovatif dengan ide yang berbeda untuk membuat kumpulan gambar-gambar kreatif yang dapat banyak menginspirasi orang banyak. Namun adapun kelemahan dari blog ini mungkin adalah karena banyak gambar dan video pada satu halaman maka kemungkinan akan bermasalah bagi para netizen dengan jaringan koneksi internet yang lemah.

Sekian dulu untuk post saya kali ini, semoga bermanfaat bagi para pembaca.

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