Design

Seth’s Blog: Neat resource of vintage ads

January 12, 2010
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Seth’s Blog: Neat resource of vintage ads

In his blog, Seth Godin mentions the vintage ad browser.  I think you might find it a useful tool for implementing Design into the classroom.  You could use it to enhance your own presentations, or offer it to your students to use as a tool. via Seth’s Blog: Neat resource of vintage ads. Share

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Group works to save school art program – Salt Lake Tribune

January 8, 2010
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Group works to save school art program – Salt Lake Tribune

This article definitely shows the challenge of changing public perception about enhancing Dan Pink’s Design aptitude in schools. The program is briefly described and definitely develops the Right-Brain skills outlined in A Whole New Mind.  But the challenge lies in definitive data, as mentioned in the article. An exciting program with some high-powered support. Group…

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A4 PAPER CUT

January 3, 2010
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A4 PAPER CUT

Just something fun about Dan Pink’s Design aptitude.  In his book A Whole New Mind, Pink discusses his journey in appreciating shading, perspective, and use of space.  I thought you might enjoy looking at an Peter Callesen’s use of space and perspective.  Even though we can develop our aptitudes, I know I’ll never reach this…

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A Whole New Mind – Idea Mapping

December 30, 2009
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A Whole New Mind – Idea Mapping

This is pretty nifty.  I’ve always been interested in mind mapping, and this blog really dedicates itself to the practice. Be sure to click on the mind map in the blog, as it will take you to a large, zoomable picture map of Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind. Obviously the Design aptitude is majorly…

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Glogster – Poster Yourself

December 24, 2009
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Glogster – Poster Yourself

If you haven’t used Glogster, then you should! This is an easy upgrade to develop the Design aptitude from Dan Pink’s A Whole New Mind.  I have used it with students and it is completely intuitive for them. If you are not familiar with Glogster, it is basically a digital poster which has a resemblance…

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Student History Story

December 19, 2009
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This  is a student example of a story board created about Pullman Illinois.  I had students read one section from the text and complete a graphic organizer.  Then I took students to a large panel of windows and had them use dry erase markers to draw out that section using any pictures they wanted to…

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Recession’s latest victim: U.S. innovation – Dec. 11, 2009

December 14, 2009
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Recession’s latest victim: U.S. innovation – Dec. 11, 2009

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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

December 11, 2009
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Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog

Wordle – Lesson Upgrades Blog. These things are just cool.  What a great way for your kids to be introduced to Daniel Pink’s Design.  Words that are used more often appear bigger, which gives you an idea of how words might relate into a visual context. So the next time you go to the lab…

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Using Animoto

December 7, 2009
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Using Animoto

Animoto Home Page A colleague told me about this site and I unleashed my students on it.  It really is a simple idea that hits on some major components of the Story and Design aptitude from A Whole New Mind.  It’s easy and lets students focus on telling a story, not on learning new software.

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Elegant Design With Dan Pink

December 7, 2009
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Elegant Design With Dan Pink Daniel Pink gives a quick background on his book, A Whole New Mind, and discusses his right brain theory of skills for the 21st century.  When he begins discussing design, Dan really gets going.  He gives a concise and convincing argument for developing the design aptitude in all of us. …

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