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Wednesday, July 15 • 10:20am - 11:25am
The Cloud is our Campfire: Crowdsourced and Combinatorial Creativity

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The Open Web is facilitating the power combinatorial creativity like never before. While creativity has always been about remix and “standing on the shoulders of giants”, our networks now allow for boundless creative connections and collaborations. What happens when hundreds or even thousands contribute even the smallest bit to the project pie? How can educators and students participate in established crowdsourced projects, as well as develop their own? The Cloud has become our campfire, where we compose and share stories with the ever increasingly varied media available to us. Technologist Dr. David Weinberger famously noted that “The smartest person in the room IS the room”- can we then apply that concept to creativity? Could what we make together be more poignant, more powerful, and more interesting than anything we could have created individually?
In this session participants will explore various established projects and imagine how they might be applied in their courses or professional development plans. We’ll also take some time to ideate one or more original projects that could be implemented with existing tools.

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Amy Burvall

23 year veteran teacher in independent schools; CEO of Burvall Industries (Consulting), Full-time learning and creativity consultant
A Humanities teacher for over 20 years in independent and I.B. schools, Amy is a leader in educational technology and creativity in the classroom. She has developed creativity and innovation curriculum for schools in South America, India, and the U.S. Amy is well known for her YouTube channel “History for Music Lovers”, which features history-based parody music videos with over 12 million views. Amy’s presentations and... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2015 10:20am - 11:25am
White Hill Room Boston Park Plaza