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Friday, January 8, 2010

Idea Generator

I'm absurdly proud of this spinner I've designed for my lesson on surrealism. The top two circles will make a spinner with the ideas already included. Bottom two will make a spinner for the students to fill out themselves.
1) Cut out the circles.
2)Place the smaller circle on top of the larger circle and push a brad or fastener through the very center of each.
3)Look at the pair of words in each section and brainstorm ways combine them in a surreal drawing or painting.
4)Rotate the top circle and read the new combinations!

The students will end up drawing things like a train through outer space, an underwater bedroom, or a rock concert in the jungle!

There are many ways to use this spinner to synthesize concepts and spark creativity. I would love to hear how you incorporate it!

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