Consider two brainstorming scenarios:
1. Alright class I want you to brainstorm a creative response to Frankenstein. Start thinking.
2. Alright class I want you to brainstorm a creative response to Frankenstein that either uses playdough or can fit in a box.
While your most creative students might be able to handle number one, because they know the tricks of creativity, most of your students will brainstorm better because creativity is enhanced by constraints and challenges.
I love these ideas from an article I read on 99u.com
Those are awesome. What if your desk had it’s own Twitter account? What if an Instagram could give out Hugs? What if your daily recess or lunch break had an online scrapbook? Would it look like this?
Read the following article Never Brainstorm With A Blank Slate by 99u.com to find out more.