CI post #4 : Enhancing Creativity

 

The famous scrabble

There is one interesting article from http://creativeoverflow.net to increase the creativity in children. Being creative is about finding innovative ways to solve problems, generating new ideas and finding ways to make things better to name a few. Research has shown that enhancing student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally and emotionally. The traditional education model has been criticized as hampering this type of thought. The articles suggest the activities and strategies for teacher to get the creative stimulation for the children. The activities are word, visual thinking and drawing games.

Those three activities are fun and easy to made. For word games, the student can play the famous scrabble or “connect” where students name a word associated with the word given by the previous student. As for two other games, it simply just giving the children imagination and ask them to interpret it.

Sketching tends to increase children creativness

Sketching tends to increase children creativness

“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.”

The articles is very good for a teacher that looking for a new method to teach they children. Its not only increasing the children creativity but also giving the teacher itself creativity.

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CI Post #3 : Creative Generalist Review

Creative Generalist

Creative Generalist is an outcome for people who like critical thinking, that they appreciate new ideas from a wide mix of sources. That is  what the maker of this blog said. This blog is mainly a community of people with different perspective and ideas to gives inspiration to others so they can think broader and they are mostly talk about ideation and ideactivity.

Blog surfers or blog lurkers who like visit this blog can always find news, opinions and inspiration from other people that submit their ideas here. They can also discuss, observing an interview and communicate with other creative generalists user.

The blog is quite simple, with the white color as the background and simple font. And the highlighted article on the top of the page and scrolling automatically and continuously. it giving a mixed feeling to the website. It is a great blogs, with the updated articles from the user itself it really giving a new perspective to the reader. This blog is worth a visitCG

 

CI Post #2: Bussiness Trend 2012

According to http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/1849-business-trends-2012.html, there are 30 big ideas, trends and prediction for year 2012. All of the ideas were interesting and very innovative. These ideas were predicted in the beginning of 2012, as now is year 2013, some of the ideas are implemented.  These are some ideas that I found are already implemented and interesting:

Gesture-recognition technology, imagine that you can control your tv with just waving your hand, or  playing video games with your own body. Gesture-recognition technology is the next big thing, as it make people easier to control the electronics appliances with just gesture as well as voices. The Xbox’s kinect and Samsung’s smart TV are some example that using gesture recognition.

No boundaries. Nowadays, people tend to buy much more things on the online shop than the physical shop itself. For example, the girls can easily browse new clothes from a particular online shop and with just a few process the new clothes will be shipped directly to her house, they can even do this in school, workplace, home, etc. With the easy way, people don’t have to go out to the shopping mall to buy something, it really destroy the time and space boundaries. For example are ebay, amazon, kaskus, tokobagus, etc.

Cloud-based documents and information resources. With the cloud-based documents and information resources, you don’t have to bring your laptops to your office, or emailing every document that you have worked, it’s just simply put it on the “cloud storage” and you can access it through your smartphone, pc, laptops, etc. Imagine that you put a file in the laptops, and it just pop up in the pc at your office. This concept will be bigger in the next years with the advanced of the technology. You can even control your pc at your home with just your phone. For example : dropbox, google adrive.

Websites being more accessible on televisions and the ability for users to be able to navigate the Web using voice command.  We can access the internet through our televisions now. Because they’re already built in with Wi-Fi and software, the TVs nowadays can easily access the internet. You can even control it with gesture, and voice command. For example : Samsung smart tv, Apple TV.

Local and mobile search. With the advance in technology and internet, the local and mobile search are in increasing trend. People prefer to shop locally within 10 to 20 miles of their home or workplace, and 45 percent do not have a particular business in mind when searching. Many of these searches are conducted with some sort of smartphone. To grab this opportunity, the businesses were hoped to grab the dynamic of search-optimization and digital-marketing worlds. For example, a particular restaurant showed first when someone searching “good restaurant near xx” with the map and direction to the restaurant. This will increase the customer that come to the restaurant because they looking on the internet.

These are some 30 big ideas, trends and prediction for year 2012, that already happen in the year 2012. For the year 2013, there are must be some bigger, creative, innovative  ideas that going to be implemented.

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