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Are You an Idea Swapper?

Posted by lindamartinandersen on September 10, 2013

“Are You an Idea Swapper?” by Linda Martin Andersen

“A Writer’s Playground”–A place to find wordplay, writing, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart.

September 10, 2013 is Swap Ideas Day

Are You a swapper?  What kind?

Q & A–About Swappers

Q.  When war buddies get together, what do they swap?

A.  War stories.

Q.  What do football players swap?

A.  Replays from great games.

Q.  What do you call people who swap coupons?

A.  Coupon swappers.

Q.  What do you call people who swap recipes?

A.  Great cooks.

Q.  What do you call people who swap ideas?

A.  Idea swappers.  Sometimes they’re called a Think Tank.

Q.  What is a think tank?

A. According to MacMillan Dictionary, “a think tank” is “a group of people who work together to produce new ideas on a particular subject.”

Q.  What is another name for producing new ideas?

A.  Brainstorming.  See Tips for Brainstorming–pbskids http://pbskids.org/designsquad/parentseducators/workshop/process_brainstorm.html

Q.  Can one person be a “Think Tank?”

A.  It takes a group to make a “Think Tank,” but one person can definitely be a thinker.

Your turn.  Please place your answer in the comment section.

1.  Can one person be an Idea Swapper?  Why or why not?

2.  When were you part of an Idea Swapper Group/Think Tank?  What was your project?

3,  What other things can be swapped?  State as a Q & A. 

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