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How else to say "brainstorming"?

WirginiaWirginia Posts: 1,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
Can you help me? I have a problem with one word. How else to say "brainstorming"?

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  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 9,315 mod
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    @Wirginia I think you can also say:" Spitting ideas". If we wanted to do something new at our school then we asked who has ideas? Come and throw them on the table. And so we created new learning styles or ways of student approaches etc.
  • nadjibnadjib Posts: 16 ✭✭
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    i love this idea and i usually use it in teaching maths and physics its really usefull
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,743 mod
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  • PaulettePaulette Posts: 9,315 mod
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    If we say brainstorming then I think it is bringing different people's thoughts together to get a good solution or to create something new!
    Maybe I am wrong!
  • jhoy16jhoy16 Posts: 36 ✭✭
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    @Lynne. Thank you for the article's link. I can't think of reasons why they used the words "thought shower".


  • WirginiaWirginia Posts: 1,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Paulette thank you so much :)
  • WirginiaWirginia Posts: 1,506 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thank you @Lynne
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 29,712 mod
    You might want to pick someone's brain @Wirginia. This is more usually when you are asking about something in particular that you think the person you're asking knows something about.

    For example, my friends are just back from Portugal where I want to go, so I might want to pick their brains on where there are some good places to stay.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 398 ✭✭✭
    I used to use this word many times before, i've to brainstorming with my colleagues in order to be able to came out for new ideas on our clients projects.
  • zaiymurszaiymurs Posts: 398 ✭✭✭
    I think Brainstorming is sounds more pleasant to my ears and easily to pronunce rather then Thought Shower.
  • jhoy16jhoy16 Posts: 36 ✭✭
    It is a word commonly use in classroom. When a teacher says to brainstorm, it means to think deeper and to dig deeper. You have to read between the lines.
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