Cool i-Images at MICDS

July 6, 2010 § 5 Comments

I just spent a day at MICDS in St. Louis talking with a small but select group of teachers about creativity in teaching, the role of big ideas, the meaning of TPACK, the importance of trans-disciplinary learning (among other things). What a wonderful way of spending the day! This visit was organized by Elizabeth Helfant at MICDS. Apart from the workshop, it was also wonderful to finally meet up with Mr. Nashworld, Sean Nash himself. Sean and I have been blogging buddies for a while now and it was great to finally meet up with him.

As a part of our activities today I had all the participants crate i-Images. I have written about i-Images on this blog before (see here and here).

i-Images are the brainchild of David Wong and you can find his page on i-Images here.

Anyway, here are some of the i-Images created today. I do think they are pretty cool and thought provoking, each in its own way. Click on the images below to see what the workshop participants created. Enjoy.

Kristine M Kamper

Lynn Mittler

Chris Rappleye

Stephanie Madlinger

Lisa Huxley

Sean Nash

Sean Nash

Sean Nash

§ 5 Responses to Cool i-Images at MICDS

  • emanuel - frases lindas says:

    While i-Images might be a fine solution to working through a creative block, I still ponder what is happening on a more abstract level to inhibit the process.

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  • Punya Mishra says:

    Stewart, I think you ask a really tough question.. and one that many people would love to get the answer to. My sense is that genuine creativity lies at this interesting tension between order and chaos. And in some ways being creative is about balancing between these two. Too much order is boring, too much chaos is incomprehensible.

    So in some sense, the i-Images help both the teacher and the student get the big picture of a domain.

    Not sure if I answered the question or not…
    ~ punya

  • i-Images are an interesting creative expression, and I can see some great applications for them in the classroom, and even have some ideas of different means of creating them. That being said, I have a question which this blog posting provoked for me. I don’t know why this came to mind, but here it is: “What is the greatest obstacle to creativity?” I know this is a no-brainer of a question, because it is obviously different for each person. That being said, I think it is nonetheless worth consideration. While i-Images might be a fine solution to working through a creative block, I still ponder what is happening on a more abstract level to inhibit the process.

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