Do We Need Less Creativity and More Innovation In The Classroom?

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I was reading book today that was totally unrelated to teaching.  In it I came across a quote by Theodore Levitt that made me put down the book think about my classroom practices. According to Theodore Levitt

Creativity can be defined as thinking up new things where as innovation is doing new things.

It made me wonder whether I have put too much emphasis on encouraging my students to THINK creatively and not enough emphasis on DOING new things.

If this definition is true and you had to choose between creativity and innovation what would you choose and why?

How to setup G Suite for Single Sign-on Login from Office 365

Many organisations use both G Suite and Office 365 which involves creating and deleting user accounts for each system independently. This is not only more work for the administrator but also confusing for users who have to manage separate passwords. Single Sign-on allows G Suite and Office 365 users to log in to both with the same account.

Here are three areas where you can use familiar tools in G Suite (and a few other free online tools) to empower the students in your classes!

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  With Google Drawings a lot of people don’t realise that it actually sits inside Google Docs. Inside Google Docs you actually have the Google Drawings tool. Under insert you’ve got Drawings and now there are two places that you can get a Drawing from. The ‘New’ is going to

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In 2018, Using Technology Better designed and delivered a two phase post-migration training program for this New Zealand based graphic design firm. The initial goal of the training program was to reduce frustration with G Suite, with the long term aim of facilitating a change in culture and collaboration that can lead to transformative practices