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Breaking Your Creative Block — Infographic

Breaking Your Creative Block

No matter what it is you are trying to do — write, draw, paint, engineer — at one time or another you’ve encountered a little mind block.  Don’t worry though, they are very easy to overcome (even if it doesn’t happen as fast as we would like sometimes).  The folks at Creative Market have come up with a wonderful infographic to give you 40 ideas to try and help you overcome whatever mental block you are having and get back to creating all your wonderful things.  [VIA]

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Posted by on December 6, 2016 in Infographics

 

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Creative Commons – Infographic

Creative Commons

Teaching and understanding copyright can be a tricky thing.  All too often we encounter those students who love to cut and paste text into a paper, change a couple of words and pass it on as their own which we know is blatant plagiarism.  Sometimes they will do this and either unintentionally forget to of attribute the work to the original author incorrectly.  In other cases, it’s not known whether or not a work is even allowed to be used or changed.  Add to this mix the concept of Creative Commons, a copyright and usage permissions vehicle that generally covers digital work and the task becomes even more precarious.

As more and more students are looking to and using online resources, it is important that they understand what is allowed and not allowed in terms of usage and copyright.  Today’s infographic takes a look at the most common licenses they may encounter with Creative Commons protected works.  This is vital to understand as these works are meant to be re-used and shared, but only under the proper terms and conditions.

What is Creative Commons?

 

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Video of the Day – 5/8/13 (Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity)

Daily Video — “Fan Art: An Explosion of Creativity

Today’s video from the PBS Off Book series takes you through the concept of fan art — where artists take established characters from TV, movies, video games, cartoons, etc. and either create their own visual pieces of fiction that includes those characters in new or unique situations.  Learn how many artists got their start drawing fan art or writing fan fiction and how it provides a very unique and creative outlet for them that is also accessible to the masses.  It is interesting to see what is the evolution of a subculture among artists and fans of the subjects as well as some of the unique pieces and “mash-ups” created.

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Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 5/3/13 (The Art of Creative Coding)

Daily Video — “The Art of Creative Coding

From PBS Off Book, learn about computer coding and programming from an artistic point of view.  Many artists are now emerging with very creative ideas, designs, and applications for computer programming and coding.  Today’s video walks you through a few of the programming platforms they use and the applications and artwo0rk that has been created using them.

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Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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Video of the Day – 4/2/14 (Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium)

Daily Video — “Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium

From PBS, learn the history of the .gif file format and how it is quickly becoming a new online art form driven by social media sites.  Moving from the pixellated images of the late 1980s to modern cinemagraphs, see how thee files are being used by artists and not just for dancing babies and cats anymore!

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Posted by on April 2, 2013 in Daily Video

 

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iBrainstorm — Collaborative Creation App

iBrainstorm

Another in a great line of creation and creativity apps, iBrainstorm allows students to collaborate on projects through their iPads.  It is essentially a free form drawing and writing app that can allow students to set up flow charts and graphical designs, storyboard their creative writing, or even create notes or comics.

iBrainstorm allows multiple users to create place their ideas on the board as well as add annotations, suggestions and notes through a sticky-pad feature.  This is ideal for group collaborative projects and allowing students who might need the added help to map out their thoughts and ideas.

A sister app, iBrainstorm Companion is also available for the iPhone or iPod and allows up to 4 students to work on the same document at once.  They can add or create notes and pieces on their iPhone or iPod then “flick” them to the connected iPad to produce their final product.

iBrainstorm would be ideally used in a collaborative, project-based learning environment where students are comfortable with, and responsible enough, to use their own technology independently to produce great content.

 
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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Apps, Tips & Tricks

 

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