Modern technologies and creativity

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How did it come to be Monday again? I didn’t notice the weekend go – where did it go? 🙂 To ensure we don’t all fall asleep from Mondayitis I’ll give you a few things to play with and think about – I’m sure you’re going to enjoy that, ummm well …

Have a look at these cartoons – they are really cute. Larry Cuban creates these cartoon collections on a regular basis and, apart from his blog being interesting, some of these cartoons about children using modern technologies just ring so true – the comments are often good too.

Some research suggests that using modern technologies can make people more creative but why might we want people to be more creative? I don’t usually recommend viewing a PowerPoint presentation but this one really helps with understanding why people need to learn how to be more creative. The findings are from research done in America so the figures might be slightly different if it was repeated here in the UK. Why don’t you be creative and comment on the findings 🙂

I was really surprised to find another good PowerPoint explaining what web 2.0 is. If you have ever wondered what the phrase web 2.0 actually means you can find out here. How do you use modern technologies? Are you constantly texting, tweeting, posting to Facebook or your blog, putting your pictures on Pinterest? Is it your way of being creative? Do you link all your social media together? Is it the only way you can achieve a balance between your social and your work life or does it all just get in the way? Would you like to stop doing it all but can’t? Tell me – go on you know you want to really 🙂

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About timjohnson
I came through a tortuous path to the role of Adviser in Digital Literacy in the Information and Learning Services Department. In the past I was a: Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics, Senior Lectuer in Midwifery, Midwifery Sister, Staff Midwife, Nurse, Secretary, Bars Manager. I would have liked to be a jeweller and silver smith but of course there is always retirement for that :)

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