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Creativity In The Classroom at BETT 2019

Creativity can be the spark that makes school interesting.

While attending BETT 2019, NUITEQ VP of Strategy and Content, Dr. Edward Tse, explores how creativity in the classroom is implemented all over the world.

In the above video, Dr. Tse interviews Scratch Inventor and MIT LEGO Professor of Learning Dr. Mitch Resnick. We learn about Mitch's approach of seeing creativity as a journey rather than a destination where the goal is to show a portfolio of progress rather than a fixed result.

Diving further into cultivating creativity, Dr. Tse attends the "Meet the speaker" session and connects with Spanish Technology Teacher Francesc Solans (Technology Teacher - INS Josep Vallverdú, Spain) who uses an entrepreneurial approach to teaching creativity. Treating the classroom like a startup is a practical approach that builds the skills that employers are looking for.

Next, Dr. Tse learns about how students react when they are presented with creative activities. He speaks with Norwegian Teacher Simen Spurkland (Teacher - Vøyenenga Upper Secondary School) who has been involved in creative classrooms for almost 20 years. Simen helps us learn that creativity may be a powerful equalizer that helps students that are struggling.

Finally, we discover how teachers are trained to promote active learning in the classroom from Teacher Ilka Nagel from Østfold University College in Norway.

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The Ed on EdTech YouTube channel was created to provide a first-hand account of Education around the world. The host, Dr. Edward Tse, has been working in the field of Educational Technology for over ten years and interviews key thought leaders in Technology, Education, and Research.

There are so many opinions about education on the web; Dr. Edward Tse believes that first-hand experiences are the best way to learn about education. He seeks a broad range of opinions from around the world, and his vlog recognizes the impact of video on education. Thought leaders share stories about collaboration in the classroom, how they encouraged critical thinking skills and helped students harness their creative potential.

His channel was awarded the 2018 Global EdTech Leader from the Edvocate. As VP of Strategy and Content at NUITEQ, Dr. Tse focuses on making it easy for teachers to engage in active learning and enabling creative expression using lightweight tools on mobile devices.

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About Dr. Edward Tse

Dr. Edward Tse’s passion is using research to make education fun. He holds over 50 Utility and Design patent filings and is the primary inventor of the first MultiTouch Table Product for Education: The SMART Table. He uses research to apply emerging technology trends to education so teachers can spend more time connecting with students and less time on content delivery.