Cool i-Images at MICDS

by | Tuesday, July 06, 2010

I just spent a day at MICDS in St. Louis talking with a small but select group of teachers about creativity in teaching, the role of big ideas, the meaning of TPACK, the importance of trans-disciplinary learning (among other things). What a wonderful way of spending the day! This visit was organized by Elizabeth Helfant at MICDS. Apart from the workshop, it was also wonderful to finally meet up with Mr. Nashworld, Sean Nash himself. Sean and I have been blogging buddies for a while now and it was great to finally meet up with him.

As a part of our activities today I had all the participants crate i-Images. I have written about i-Images on this blog before (see here and here).

i-Images are the brainchild of David Wong and you can find his page on i-Images here.

Anyway, here are some of the i-Images created today. I do think they are pretty cool and thought provoking, each in its own way. Click on the images below to see what the workshop participants created. Enjoy.

Kristine M Kamper

Lynn Mittler

Chris Rappleye

Stephanie Madlinger

Lisa Huxley

Sean Nash

Sean Nash

Sean Nash

A few randomly selected blog posts…

TPACK newsletter #33, June 2017

TPACK newsletter #33, June 2017

TPACK triplet design by Punya Mishra The latest version of the TPACK newsletter (#33) can be found here (pdf). All previous issues are archived here. A shout-out to Judi Harris for all the work that goes into this.

TPACK newsletter #31,

TPACK newsletter #31,

The latest version of the TPACK newsletter (#31) can be found here December 2016 (pdf). All previous issues are archived here. A shout-out to Judi Harris for all the work that goes into this. As I had said in a previous post, based on Judi's...

Tipping point for online learning: The interview

Tipping point for online learning: The interview

I had written a blog post towards the beginning of the pandemic (Tipping point for online learning, OR the postman always rings twice). In this piece, I built on something Neil Postman had written back in 1998 to try and better understand the current context....

Value Laden: A new podcast about ethical leadership

Value Laden: A new podcast about ethical leadership

What is the role of values and principles in educational leadership? What can we learn from inspirational educational leaders? How did they develop their moral/ethical compass, and more importantly, how do they bring these perspectives to the work that they do? These...

Reflections

Reflections

- afternoon walklingering on the shore linetime for reflection - - Reflections © Punya Mishra. All photos taken with my iPhone, over the years. (published 2/27/20, revised with new photos 3/16/20) On Reflection: Haiku by Catherine from her website: Still Standing on...

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

What better way to wish everybody Merry Christmas than with a custom ambigram. The design above, reads Christmas when reflected in a mirror (a wall-reflection) or from either side of the page. For instance imagine printing it on a glass door - it would...

Goldbach is back! New math poem

I guess once the bug bites, it never really lets go. So here's another poem (to follow this and this and this). As it turns out this is my second poem on the Goldbach Conjecture. I realized after I had written the first one that I had actually messed up the history a...

TPACK Newsletter, #43 April 2020

TPACK Newsletter, #43 April 2020

Here is the latest pdf version of the TPACK Newsletter (#43, April 2020), as curated and shared by Judi Harris and her team. (Previous issues are archived here.) This issue includes titles, abstract and links to 76 articles, 2 chapters, and 10 dissertations...

Jugaad, educational toys from Junk (TPACK at work)

I had written earlier about the idea of Jugaad, the quintessential Indian idea of situational creativity. One of the masters at this is Arvind Gupta. Check out his website for tons of wonderful science toys and experiments that can be made from stuff we typically...

3 Comments

  1. emanuel - frases lindas

    While i-Images might be a fine solution to working through a creative block, I still ponder what is happening on a more abstract level to inhibit the process.

    Reply
  2. Punya Mishra

    Stewart, I think you ask a really tough question.. and one that many people would love to get the answer to. My sense is that genuine creativity lies at this interesting tension between order and chaos. And in some ways being creative is about balancing between these two. Too much order is boring, too much chaos is incomprehensible.

    So in some sense, the i-Images help both the teacher and the student get the big picture of a domain.

    Not sure if I answered the question or not…
    ~ punya

    Reply
  3. stewart sternberg

    i-Images are an interesting creative expression, and I can see some great applications for them in the classroom, and even have some ideas of different means of creating them. That being said, I have a question which this blog posting provoked for me. I don’t know why this came to mind, but here it is: “What is the greatest obstacle to creativity?” I know this is a no-brainer of a question, because it is obviously different for each person. That being said, I think it is nonetheless worth consideration. While i-Images might be a fine solution to working through a creative block, I still ponder what is happening on a more abstract level to inhibit the process.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Incorporating Words Into Images | nashworld - [...] folks I admire have led sessions where participants were invited to mashup powerful ideas and images. Both Punya Mishra…
  2. Cool “food Processor” images | KitchenAppliancesMixers.com - [...] Cool i-Images at MICDS | Punya Mishra's Web [...]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *