Some Easy Creative Strategies. To use with your class, your company, your family, or yourself. 1. Use Humor--Cartooning. Promote figural creativity; Express ideas in a different format ; Explore humor; Increase interest. Some Strategies:. Complete a cartoon Add a caption
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Some Easy Creative Strategies
To use with your class, your company, your family, or yourself
Not necessary to draw
Different levels of complexity
You can have students complete them
Newton’s Laws of Motion
If you can’t draw…
Risk or danger
EXAMPLE: Introducing a Lesson on Native Americans
What kind of Native American are you?
What do you see? Hear? Smell? Taste? Feel?
You are away from the rest of your people. Why?
You hear voices of the enemy near. Who are they? What are they doing?
What have you learned about? What would you like to know?
Groups of 4 with inkblot or paint blot on paper
Fold the paper in half horizontally and vertically.
2. Then put a few drops of paint, refold paper and press to smear.
3. Number the 4 sides and brainstorm for 2-3 minutes on each side what the blob could be.
Turn the page so that the 1 faces you.
When I say begin, jot as many things that you can think of that the shape looks like on one or both sides of the number.
When I say STOP—stop. Pass the paper to the person on the left.
Turn the paper so that the 2 faces you.
Creativity--discuss who had the most
Unusual response (originality),
Detailed response (elaboration),
Categories of responses (flexibility)
Recognize other attributes of creativity such as humor, emotion, fantasy, etc.
Geometry--Use graph paper; make a polygon out of the figure; figure (or estimate) the area
Art--Have students choose to draw or paint details to complete the picture
Language Arts/English/Foreign Language--Have students write stories about the picture
*Gives students an opportunity to express creativity through movement.
-have the birds from the aviary in the same place with the monkeys
In groups, try to think of at least one idea to improve education using each of the SCAMPER prompts. Consider: cafeteria, discipline, schedule, grading, homework, administration, grade levels, etc.
Language Arts: How might you use the SCAMPER techniques to change a familiar story?
Social Studies: How might you apply the ideas of SCAMPER to create a new society?
Mathematics: Can you write word problems using the ideas of SCAMPER?
Science: How can you design a new experiment using the principles of SCAMPER.
How does nature solve this problem?
(If anyone can help solve this problem, with or without a spoon, all of us travelers will be eternally grateful!
How can we improve the efficiency and efficacy of security lines at airports?
Direct: Move people through like products move through a factory line--> sit on a people mover like Disney has to ride through security
Personal: How would I want people to go through security if I were a security worker?-->people go through security without any belongings wearing paper pajamas.
Symbolic: Is there a way to have low intrusion security?--> scan people without stopping them and making them take off their shoes, jackets, jewelry, phones, take out laptops, put liquids in 3 ounce containers in bags.
Fantasy: How might we go through the airport like we did before there was so much security?--> stop the threat of terrorism so that the world is like it was before.
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If we wanted to improve the design of a television set…list attributes
FORM: geometric, angular, cube
FUNCTION: entertain, educate, accompany
To each of these attributes we might tag the following analogy ideas:
NAME: videotube, idiot box, entertainment cube, etc.
FORM: prism, sphere, semicircle
FUNCTION: live theater, school, conversation
From these, we might produce the following alternative views:
Change name to Entertainment Prism (EP).
Try prism forms which allow for different screens at different angles--with ear phones families can view different shows in the same room.
Get information on a contentious issue, then try to analyze the issue:
Let’s list the
pros and cons
I think we should
continue the research
But that is killing
We can create
the same effects by
We shouldn’t fool
There are scientific
benefits and moral concerns