Day 17 (of 186) Design Thinking

Day 17 (of 186) Design Thinking
I love introducing some Design a thinking via Caine’s Arcade:
I love that my LRT sees how design thinking projects can be well scaffolded and differentiated so that even a student on a modified program has been able to take part (looking forward to the Turbo Toilet 2000 being shared). 

I love that parents have popped in and exclaimed “this looks awesome” further inspiring both their child….and everyone around them!

I love that students are supporting each other and helping find Cardboard, give some descriptive feedback to each other along the way and…..nobody has asked about grades or marks!
I love that we were able to take a ‘design break’ to do a mini project designing a running shoe connected to Terry Fox. 

Next steps:

Design a toy —> target age? advertising intro?

Pizza Box repurposing:
And more….!
Keeping a designer mindset;
Design Thinking is a methodology used by designers to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for clients. A design mindset is not problem-focused, it’s solution focused and action oriented towards creating a preferred future.

It blends the competencies of creativity & critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and personal & social competencies as students learn who they are as part of society. 
I’m looking forward to seeing what is next!


About technolandy

Principaling on the Pacific in Powell River BC Pushing 'technologization' in education: blending technology and curriculum seamlessly. Advocate for better understanding of Anxiety in Education (and use of self-regulation) Utilizing ePortfolios & Descriptive Feedback to personalize learning!
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