Creativity Contract– Day 2

I’ve revised some parts of the contract these two days.  So I want you to take about 10 minutes to find the activities that you want to do and then we can sign the contract today before you leave.


Here are some important things that you need to know:

  1. Choose several activities that will lead you to 50 points.
  2. Documentation is required and worth 10 points; however, you have the right to choose a proper tool to document your reflection (frustration, success, difficulties, seeking for help or not…etc) during the process.
  3. Your assignment WILL NOT be graded without the submission of documentation.
  4. You need to find at least one reference for each activity to support of using that idea in helping people in your field to be more creative.  Please use APA style.
  5. Documentation can be separated from your final product.  Some of you like to put everything together; some prefer submitting a documentation and putting all your final products in your e-portfolio or photo blog.  If you do put things in these two places make sure it is easy for your audience to navigate.  For example, you can create sub-pages for each activity in your e-portfolio or write individual post for each activity.
  6. Timeline for Creativity Contract
    • Oct. 26– Fall break
    • Oct. 29– Time to work in class; information about document analysis
    • Oct. 31– Work Day (for creativity contract and document analysis)
    • Nov. 2 — Work day (for creativity contract and document analysis)
    • Due date– 11:59 pm on Nov. 5. If you are using your late pass, it will be due by 11:59 PM on Nov. 7.
  7. Document analysis is a separate assignment.  It is due by 11:59 PM on Nov. 7.  If you use your late pass for document analysis, it will be due by 11 AM on Nov. 9.


We will briefly talk about the Smart Notebook software in class today.  It’s a free software that you can download and use for 30 days.  If you need to further the trial, please email me and I will email you the code.

OK…now we are going to officially introduce SMARTBoard.  How many of you have experiences in using SMARTBoard for presentations?  Based on the suggestions from Dr. Rieber in our program, there are four levels of using SMARTBoard.

Level 1: Using your finger as the mouse.
Open your PPTs, your Web sites, whatever, then walk over to the SMART Board and simply interact with them there.

Level 2: Using the Ink Layer to annotate or mark up the screen.
Pick up a pen to activate the Ink Layer. Think of it as a thin sheet of transparent film that has magically appeared and is covering the screen. Saving annotated or marked up pages is a good first use of the Notebook software.

LEVEL 3. Using SMART’s Notebook software to capture one or multiple pages of traditional whiteboard notes.
Imagine using a traditional whiteboard and wishing you could save the notes you or your group just took. And, just as one board fills up, imagine immediately having another whiteboard wheeled into the room for you to use. The SMART Notebook software gives you this ability.

LEVEL 4. Using SMART’s Notebook software to create presentations, lessons, and activities.
The SMART Notebook software is really a powerful authoring tool. Think of it as PowerPoint, but where individual objects can be manipulated while the presentation is running. Create activities and interactive multimedia by inserting text, graphics, photos, and video on as many slides (or pages) as you wish. Use the Notebook Gallery to access clip art and interactive ‘widgets’ (e.g. timers, games, and animated activities).

FOR MONDAY (Oct. 29):


  • Finish reading your document
  • keep working on your social media project.  Make sure you are ACHIEVING the SHORT-TERM GOALS!
  • START to think about the big ideas from the document that you want to use for your classroom
  • Think about this question: If you can create a similar document for your school, what will you talk about?


  • Work on your learning contract

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