design thinking

When I began my work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013, I was surprised to find both confusion and concern over teaching with technologies from the millennial preservice teachers I worked with- so-called tech-savvy digital natives. Little coursework and even fewer opportunities in practicum/student teaching placements offered experience planning for or implementing technology in the...
This collection highlights and supports the book series Interconnections: Understanding Systems through Digital Design. Each book of the series uses a design-based approach to learning and offers up a toolkit for supporting systems thinking in ways that are aligned to standards but also relevant to youth interests in digital culture.
#ThisCountsAsResearch?#DesignThinking#Education#ProblemSolvingLikeNoOnesBusiness#DoingWhatWeCameToDo#MakingTheWorldABetterPlace The Education DesignShop at MIT: Apply to participate before tomorrow, April 16th!  We're bringing together all key stakeholders in education (that means you! whether a student, faculty, staff, or non-affiliates to MIT), teaching them design thinking, and then...
Nearly 30 educators from the Las Vegas area along with national colleagues from as far afield as Round Rock, Texas; Conway, Arkansas; and the Tar River area of North Carolina gathered on Friday, November 16 on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus for a workshop introducing a newly created digital design curriculum.  Co-hosted by the Southern Nevada Writing Project, the National Writing...
On the connectedlearning.tv webinar series last week, Kylie Peppler, assistant professor in the learning sciences program at Indiana University, Bloomington, led a discussion about e-textiles and her current work on creativity, systems thinking, and media arts in youth comminities. For this September 20, 2012 webinar, Peppler was joined by moderator Craig Watkins and participants Christina...
I'm not quite sure what I'll be teaching this Fall, but I am sure that I want to make my classroom look and feel more like ds106 and Camp Magic MacGuffin. What is DS106? DS106 is a now-legendary digital media production and story-telling course and nascent MOOC offered by its organizers and the University of Mary Washington that enrolls both university undergraduates and an online cohort of opt-...
I took some time recently to explore the Ignite talks from this year’s DML conference in San Francisco. One I found particularly exciting was by designer and researcher Hsing Wei, who founded an innovative collaborative called The DTC Lab. The DTC Lab is a group of teachers, designers, and technologists who meet at New York City’s Eyebeam Art and Technology Center to prototype and develop real...
“Human beings construct meaning as spiders make webs...This is how we survive, our primary evolutionary business. We differ from other species in that clusters of human beings have constructed alternative visions to be passed on, often reshaping them in the passing. We live, more than any previous generation, in an era where these visions meet, each potentially compensating for the blind spots of...
Grounded in the National Writing Project’s teachers teaching teachers model, the CoLab is a community of diverse and accomplished K – University practicing teacher-researchers conceptualizing our classrooms, schools, districts and learning settings as cultural landscapes for learning. We originate as the Piasa Bluffs Writing Project at SIUE, and are a growing community of NWP sites confabulating...
by Razeen Zaman This article was originally published on the Institute of Play website on September 2, 2011. at-the-board-game.jpg Twenty people huddled together in passionate discussion, peppered with words like "iteration," "cycle" and "feedback." They were not geeks partial to jargon, nor hard-core gamers; they were actually elementary school teachers...

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