Reading: All I Really need to Know (About Creative Thinking) I Learned (By Studying How Children Learn) in Kindergarten)
- "If older students are going to learn through the kindergarten approach, they need different types of tools, media, and materials. This is where, in my opinion, digital technologies can play a transformational role in education."
- "Our goal is to provide tools that can be used in multiple ways, leaving more room for children’s imaginations."
- "The goal is not to nurture the next Mozart or Einstein, but to help everyone become more creative in the ways they deal with everyday problems. "
- Imagine: "Our guiding principle is “many paths, many styles” – that is, to develop technologies that can be used along many different paths, by children with many different styles."
- Create: "is at the root of creative thinking. If we want children to develop as creative thinkers, we need to provide them with more opportunities to create."
- Play: "and learning can and should be intimately linked. Each, at its best, involves a process of experimentation, exploration, and testing the boundaries."
- Share: "children become more engaged in the construction process when they are able to share their constructions with others in a community, and children become more engaged with communities when they are able to share constructions (not just chat) with others within those communities. "
- Reflect: "Such reflection is a critical part of the creative process, but all too often overlooked in the classroom."
- Imagine: "The process of Imagine, Create, Play, Share, and Reflect inevitably leads to new ideas – leading back to Imagine and the beginning of a new cycle."
- "If children have enough time to go through the cycle only once, they’ll miss out on the most important part of the creative process."