Posts Tagged ‘creativity’

Boeing 777

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment


I found some videos on one of my favorite websites about aviation. The poster embedded the videos from YouTube.

The first is a short video about building B777 in 30 secs, but that is not how they really build it. It is creative, though.


Homework: What did you do?

February 6, 2012 55 comments

So, you have the freedom this week to create your own homework based on your Creative Expression Project. The only rules for this are:

  1. You have evidence of your homework the next day
  2. You make a detailed comment on this posting to tell us what you did

What inspires you?

January 31, 2012 142 comments

Think carefully about the following questions and then write a comment to share your thoughts.

  • What inspires you?
  • What people have inspired you through their actions, ideas or acts of creative expression?
  • What inspiring experiences have you had in your life?
  • What things are inspiring you at the moment?

Part B

Make a comment to tell us which thing or things inspire you to express yourself creatively. Also, share some ideas about how you might express yourself and why that would be a good way to do it.

Why are we watching this series?

January 17, 2012 4 comments

Here is episode one of Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution so you can watch it again if you like. But, why are we watching it?

  • Because Jamie is a very creative person in the way that he cooks and creates recipes, the way that he tries to solve problems and the way that he gets people’s attention.
  • Because Jamie’s “ideas and actions can cause a shift in thinking and change the course of history” (the central idea for our PYP Exhibition).
  • Because Jamie is a modern day hero!
  • Because food is so important.

Homework – what is creativity?

January 16, 2012 48 comments

The central idea of our current unit of inquiry is “creative expression is a process of inspiration, limitation and reaction.” But what does that first word mean? What does it mean to be creative? What does creativity mean?

Discuss these questions with someone at home and then make a comment to share your thinking with us. Check the posting a bit later on again to see if you need to reply to anybody to make the conversation come alive.

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Homework: Reflecting on Arts Week

November 24, 2010 29 comments

How has Arts Week been so far? What have you enjoyed? What new skills have you learned? How have you been inspired? What would you like to do more? Who did you enjoy working with?

Homework: Publishing Writing About Kanchanaburi

November 22, 2010 44 comments

You have many choices of ways to write and present your writing. To help you make your choices, I will give you a list of questions.

What do you want to write about? What moments, experiences and conversations were important for you? What responsibilities do you have when you write?

Who do you want to write with? Of course, you can work alone, but you also have the option to collaborate with other people in a number of ways.

Who are you writing for? Who is your audience?

Why are you writing? Why is it important to know the reason you’re writing?

How will you use writing to express what you want to say? How will you make sure people will want to read your writing? How will you get your writing read by other people?

For homework, today, spend some time brainstorming answers to these questions and then make a comment to tell us what you’re thinking. Read the questions very carefully and put some good thought into how you will answer them.