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I updated my video presentations based on the creativity games and exercises that I use in the classroom. The games are party/social games like Why Did the Chicken...? and other games in that format.

This post summarizes the presentation in two parts:
http://classroomgamesandtech.blogspot.com/2012/11/updated-cr...

And this one outlines how the creativity games are played. It has an example game I made called Abe & Einstein:
http://classroomgamesandtech.blogspot.com/2012/12/updated-cr...

The games have been very well received when I present to classes. I think it's a great way to infuse a little more creativity in school and introduce fun games at the same time. Please share the videos and the blog with educators if you think they'd be interested.
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Hi Mike!

I teach a Creative Writing class and am always trying to dig up new activities to help kids develop their creativity. Thanks for sharing this!

One quick note - I went to Promethean Planet to download the ruleset for Oh Really and it's coming up blank. I'd be curious to see the rules or slidestack for that one if you're willing to share it.

Thanks!

Matthew
 
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Hi Matthew,
Thanks for pointing that out. I pulled the game from Promethean Planet last summer because of some licensing concerns and I missed several links on my blog. I have updated it now, so they should direct to the resources on in my Dropbox.

Also, I wrote a three part series about Oh, Really/What's It to Ya? that compiles all information and resources available for the game. It starts here.

http://classroomgamesandtech.blogspot.com/2012/07/back-in-ma...

I'll be glad to hear any thoughts you have on it and if you get to use any of it with students I'd love to know how it goes!
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Great resources! Thanks for posting. I'm always looking for ways to incorporate games with my middle schoolers. They always love them, and it tricks them into learning. (and being happy about it). I get a lot of "this is my favorite class" despite teaching eighth grade language, which might be the dullest class on the planet. I contribute that all to the games!

Thanks again!
 
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Re: Creativity games in the classroom
I just finished a prompt generator and webpage that allows anyone with a computer and projector to play my creativity games in the classroom. This is a big improvement over the previous versions that relied on Promethean's ActivClassroom hardware and software.

Here's the page of rules and link link to the actual Classroom Creativity Game. Please share and provide feedback. I've had a great response from students and teachers when I make the presentation (referenced in the original post) and we play the games with the class.

http://classroomgamesandtech.blogspot.com/2012/12/creativity...
 
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