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Links to articles and videos related to thinking, imagination, creativity.

Richard Feynman reflecting on a particular example of his thinking process. Video

Article describing the thinking of Daniel Tammet.  Article

Allan Snyder‘s paper regarding the mind’s secret arithmetic. Article

Allan Snyder shares his thoughts on creativity. Article

Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened.  Video

Links to innovation in education (contributed by Charlie Lindahl).

EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.  Website

ELI (EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative). Website

“Learning is at the center of higher education. It is an essential part of the mission of all colleges and universities. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) is a community of higher education institutions and organizations committed to advancing learning through information technology (IT) innovation. “

Learners:  Website

“Effective teaching and learning is, first and foremost, about the learner. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) believes that its efforts begin with a consideration of the learner, whether a Net Generation student; an adult learner; or a faculty member, staff member, or administrator seeking to use technology to improve a student’s success.”

Learning Principles & Practices Website

“Learning science research has identified a number of principles that can guide the selection of pedagogies and technologies to support successful learning. The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) emphasizes those principles, but goes a step farther by linking them to practices that work.

EDUCAUSE Review Issue: surveying the landscape Website

Next Generation Learning Initiative. Next Generation Learning Challenges is a collaborative, multi-year initiative created to address the barriers to educational innovation and tap the potential of technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. Next Generation Learning project is part of EDUCAUSE and money is available for grants (rigorous application process).  Website 

DevLearn 2011 Website

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Resources on  integrating comics into the classrooms and related innovations in education thanks to Nick Sousanis, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College.

Syllabus for Nick’s class titled “Understanding, Making, and Teaching Comics: Practice, Process, and Pedagogy” Website

The theory behind comics as an educational innovation. Website

List of links. Website

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