Thursday, October 6, 2011
My MacBook, iPhone, and iPad are all a huge part of my life. As a Mac user, Steve Jobs has made an impact on my life. With the passing of Jobs yesterday, many people are discussing and thinking about the impact he made. The discussion often comes around to the word “innovative.”
Jobs’ creativity and leadership was innovative and you do not have to do much research to find how he impacted the world. Not just the world of technology, or the world of educational technology, but the entire world. Tom Whitby posed a good question on twitter today:
In addition to Whitby's thoughts, an article I read today, “Can Creativity Be Taught?”, encourages us to stretch ourselves and our students toward developing an ability to be creative and to be innovative.
Today is a great day to reflect on encouraging the creativity in our students. You may not have the next “Steve Jobs” in your classroom or your school, but I would like to think that there is some “Steve Jobs” in every student.
San Francisco 2010 - 22, Luca Zappa, Uploaded via flickr May 2, 2010, Creative Commons License