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Imagination Cubed: Imagination to the Third Power!

Posted by grizzlymedia on March 4, 2009

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I just discovered a cool new Web 2.0 app from GE called Imagination Cubed (yes, that GE, General Electric, the company whose slogan is “Imagination at Work”). I think it would be great for mathematics, art, elementary and middle school students, and for working with a SmartBoard. Heck, it’s great just for fun! You just go to Imagination Cubed, click on the marker, and draw or write. Whenever you let go of your mouse, you let go of the marker, so it’s not annoying like an Etch-a-Sketch. Hate what you’ve got on the screen so far? Just hit clear. To make sure you haven’t accidentally¬†cleared a masterpiece, Imagination Cubed double checks your selection. From a file button, you can print, send, check to see when your work of art was created, or add a grid to make it perfectly perfect. There’s also a tool button. From there, you can trade your pen for shapes, a stamper, lines, a typing tool, and backgrounds–all in pretty, pretty colors. After your creation is complete, you can replay it–again and again until you throw up. Or email it to your friends so they can throw up. You can even invite your friends (as if you have any!) to draw along with you. This is the ultimate Web 2.0 toy! Well, OK, it isn’t, because you can’t embed these lovely drawings. I blame it on their ephemeral quality. But they are otherwise perfectly delightful. Just. Like. Us.

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