Most of us are able to recognise a world famous painting or sculpture when we see it, but we’re not so good at recalling the story, history or much about the artist behind the piece. Smarthistory from the Khan Academy fills in the blanks for you, with more than 100 educational short videos prepared for the Google Art Project.
The theory of disruptive innovation describes a process by which a product or service transforms an existing industry by introducing simplicity, convenience, accessibility, and affordability. But ironically, many early-stage disruptive innovations don’t look very transformative to casual observers. Instead, they often get labeled as low-quality options that are uninteresting because they aren’t good enough to meet the needs of most mainstream customers. What people often fail to grasp is that disruptive innovations get their initial footholds not by being better than what was already available, but by offering other benefits along new performance metrics that make them attractive to people who had previously been unserved or over served by the mainstream technologies. Then with time, the disruptive innovations improve to the point where they are good enough to meet mainstream performance demands and realize their transformative potential.
In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?
The following are seven principles that I've learned during my lifetime of work in the field of creative thinking
1. You Are Creative
2. Creative Thinking is Work
3. You Must Go Through the Motions
4. Your Brain is Not a Computer
5. There is No Right Answer
6. There is No Such Thing as Failure
7. You Don't See Things as They Are - You See Them as You Are
if we want to make our students successful in the world they live in rather than the world we lived in, we have to teach them how to work on a day to day basis with technology.
Technology alone will not make our students successful. But great teaching and technology will make our students unstoppable. Isn't that what we want? I think it is time to stop debating over what we want and start allowing ourselves to implement what the students need. A mind shift is needed. Leading is Teaching.
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