Welcome to Cre8tive Havoc

The Motherblog for the students in room 2B1 at Sturgeon Heights Collegiate.

Free Reading Fridays

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” -Lemony Snicket

A BYOD Classroom

All devices welcomed!

Newspaper Blackout Poetry

"Creativity through subtraction" -Austin Kleon.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Justice and Kenny's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Inspiring

"Inspirational Speeches- Go Get It"
"The Power of Black- Suli Breaks"

What would you change about the past?

Michelle and Bethany's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Funny
Theme: Social Media

"Instagram, Facebook and Vine vs Social Time"
"Social Media 2013- New Music"
Does social media take over your life? Has social media gotten too big? Is this a good thing or bad thing?

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Cindy, Maddie, Alisha's Vids That Make You Can Go Hmmmm . .

Category: Jaw- Dropping/Beautiful/Heartwarming
Theme: -

The Hospital Window
"A Soldier's Story"
Is there anything you've seen or expereinced that has warmed your heart?

Danielle, Katherine and Annika's Vids That Make You Go Hmm . . .

Category: Inspiring
Theme: Overcoming Obstacles

"Find What You Are Afraid Of"
"Can Anyone Help Me"
"Jason Silva"

- What are you most afraid of? Have you overcome that fear?
- What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Why?
- Would you rather live life not making connections with anyone, for fear of the risk that you may lose them?

Maddy and Taryn's Vids That Make You go Hmmm . . .

Category: Beautiful/Inspiring
Theme: Prespectives on Life

"Because Who is Perfect"
"Dueling Hats"

Why do we try so hard to be perfect, to fit in?
Who decides what "perfect" is?

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Carly and Casey's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Funny/Informative

"An Open Letter to Bullies"
"A Parody"
Is humour an appropriate way to lighten the tone on a heavy topic?

Jeremy and Kellie's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Fascinating
Theme: Deception

"How To Pick Pocket- Learn from The Experts"
"Pay Attention: Game 1"
What does the deception shown in the videos reaveal about our society?

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

James and Casey's Vids That Make You Go Hmm . . .

Category: Giving

"The Inspiring Acts of Everyday Kindness"- YouTube
"Giving" - YouTube
How many people have sacrificed for you ? How?

Sierra and Cheyenne's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Life Changing Moments

"Mother Hears . . ." - YouTube
"My Friend Jason" - YouTube

Shelby and Bailey's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Motivation

"Change"- YouTube

"How Bad Do You Want It?" -YouTube
- What do you classify as change?
- What is "too much" for going after something? If you had to lose or give up everything, what is the limit?

Rebecca and Paige's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: -
Theme: Social Networking

"Things I Hate About Social Media -YouTube"

"Can I Be Your Friend- YouTube"
What's your favourite/most used social network?
How much of your real life is truly reflected on it?

Friday, 13 December 2013

Sammy and John's Vids That Make You Go Hmm. . .

Category: Inspirational
Theme: Motivation

"Rise and Shine" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/hbkZrOU1Zag)
"The Man Who Never Gave Up"  (YouTube- http://youtu.be/bg1cll2wcSw)
What motivates you to push yourself to success?

Amelia's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Inspiring 
Theme: Success

 "Inspirational Sports Speeches" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/Z2PloBdHeow)
"From Struggle Comes Success" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/ObD0F0vJSJA)
How far are you willing to go to achieve success?

Kendra and Caitlin's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Change
Theme: Change Your Life

"What if money was no object- Alan Watts" - YouTube http://youtu.be/mnFUDVpFwFQ

"Back to the Start- Chipotle" - YouTube (http://youtu.be/aMfSGt6rHos)
What if- What would you do if money was no object?
Back to- Do you think about where your food comes from? Why/why not?

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Social Fiction Project

Social Fiction Project

Social Fiction is a form of writing that combines a traditional short story with the modern narrative of Social Media.  You will be creating a Social Fiction story. You may work alone, or with a partner. 


- Short story based on a visual prompt
- 500-1000 words in length
- Includes examples of: imagery, dialogue, and non-verbal body language, “so what” and any other writing techniques discussed in class.

- You will create an actual social media profile for plot- or character(s) - of your short story.
- Choose the social media platform of your choice: Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Blog, Facebook.
- Must have at least 20 posts/tweets/pins etc.
- Visuals must be created by YOU!! No stealing from the internet!!!  

The social media portion of your project must integrate clearly with the story of your plotline.  The social media is not just a visual supplement, it is the story too.
Wannt know what this can look like? Look here:

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Emily and Ashlyn`s Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Informative
Theme: Gender Inequality

BNV 2013 Finals Round 4
Pretty- Katie Makkal
What kind of world do you want your children to grow up in? Will inequality still exsist?

Selena and Emily`s Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Informative
Theme: Media

Hunger Games: How Reality TV Desensitizes Us
(YouTube DNews- http://youtu.be/wdmOwt77D2g)
Killing Us Softly 4- Trailer
How has media changed your expectation of reality? Is this change postive? Negative?

Cody`s (and Mr. T`s) Vids that Make You Go Hmmmm. . .

Category: -
Theme: Animals

Adpot Shelter Animals (YouTube- http://youtu.be/XAY_2XlhoF0)
Damian Asinall`s Reunion with Wild Gorilla Kwibi (YouTube- http://youtu.be/SvGqrOqphlc)
Discussion the relationship that humans have with animals.  
What is the most impactful encounter you`ve had with an animal?

Monday, 9 December 2013

Jared and Colin's Vids that Make You Go Hmmmm . . .

Category: Inspiring
Theme: ?
"Narayanan Krishnan- Feeding the Hungry"- (Youtube http://youtu.be/EPJAHxEssHA)
"Thankful, Inspirational"- (Youtube http://youtu.be/fO8FQzoESTc)

Out of everything you deal with on a daily basis, what are you truely grateful for?

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . . Day 4

#engchat #mbedu #elachat #mbedchat

Category: Inspiring
Theme: Perspective

"Vlog Brothers: Perspective" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/5ooCeoh6608)
"The True Story of Kid President" (YouTube- http://youtu.be/IcZVGjG6LWM)
Post Video Quick Write:

"What will you create to make the world more awesome?"- Kid President
How did either of these videos help you to change your perspective?

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Vids That Make You Go Hmmmm . . . Day 3

#engchat #mbedu #elachat

Category: Inspiring
Theme: Being here, being present

"The Time You Have Left"
Post Video Quick write:
"A responsibility to awe"
Tell me about an "AHA" moment you had while watching either video.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Vids That Make You Go Hmmmm . . . Day 2

Category: Funny/Informative
Theme: Social Media

                                                   "Look at this Instagram"- YouTube

"Social Media Experiment- Jack Vale" - YouTube

Post Video Quick-write:
"So hell-bent on documenting" 
Is it a good thing that we are obsessed with documenting the smallest details of our lives on social media? Why/why not?

Monday, 2 December 2013

Vids That Make You Go Hmmmmm . . .

#engchat #edchat #mbedu 
Last week I went to a great PD evening, where we watched and rated short videos.  The guidelines for video selection were:
  • 3 minutes or less
  • should have educational application
  • fewer that have seen it the better
And generally the videos fell into a category of : inspiring, fascinating, jaw dropping, courageous, beautiful, informative, funny.
I thought it be interesting to try this in our class.  So here we go!
Today's Theme: Inspiring- Words of Advice
We are going to watch both videos as a class. Once the video is done, you are going to add your thoughts to the comment space below. Which video did you find more inspiring? Why? What are your words of advice?