This week we're contemplating creativity.
Game: There are 3 random words below. Explain how each of them can relate to creativity. The relationship can be anything. It could be a description of creativity or a way in which you can be creative etc.
Your creativity challenge this week is to see what weird and wonderful things you can find as patterns on your keyboard. The QWERTY keyboard that we are all familiar with has some interesting characteristics. Did you know that the layout of characters means that several thousand English words can be typed with only the left hand while only a few hundred can by typed with the right hand. Or that the word typewriter can be spelled using only keys from the top row.
Surely nothing can be better than best. By its very definition best is something of which no other thing can be better. Well, just like the man who proclaims it can't be done is often interrupted by someone doing it, the man brave enough to state that this is the best is often interrupted by someone doing it better. This may seem like madness and madness it may be. But like many other tidbits of madness, there is method to it so read on and find out why better really is better than best.
This week we're condensing.
Game: There are 2 random words below. Your aim is to use them to write a 6 word story. Even though you only have 6 words, try and make is as powerful as possible. Be creative.
Your creativity challenge this week is to see the items around you in creative ways. Most items have a regular name but we can also be creative in how we name or describe them. For instance a pen could also be called a writing implement or a barrel or ink or a doodling device. Join us on a wordy adventure and let's see just how creative you can be.
This week is a bit of a rant with my education hat on but if you bear with me you'll see it does tie in with creativity. There has been a bit of talk lately regarding the introduction of laptops and tablets into classes on a one to one basis. The gist has been that they have done very little to improve grades and may in fact hinder learning. I don't think we are in any position to comment yet. Read on and all shall be revealed.
This week we're Etymologists.
Game: There are two random words below. Use one of them to come up with a fictional description of the origin of the other word. It doesn't have to be real, feel free to be creative.
Your Creativity Challenge this week is to join us on a scavenger hunt across the entire world. That's right, the entire world. Thanks to the wonders of Google Maps we can now be armchair explorers. Never before in the history of mankind have we had such easy access to so much information. So let's make use of it. Read on to find out the details of this weeks challenge.
Big improvements often come from small changes. Minor tweaks in the way you do things set the foundation for powerful changes in your ability. If you want to be creative, make that highly creative, then there are two qualities that you need. They are actually easy to develop and you can build them into habits with little effort.
This week we're creating clues.
Game: There are 5 random words listed below. Your aim is to come up with a clue for a hig pig (see below for explanation). You can use the words directly or something related to them.
Your Creativity Challenge this week is to join us on a collaborative stumble of discovery across the World Wide Web. There are over 250 million websites out there covering nearly anything you can think of and more. These websites are contributing a couple billion new pages every day. That's a lot of potentially interesting material. And you're missing a lot of it. Read on to join us on a journey of discovery.