systems thinking

Soft Circuits: Crafting e-Fashion with DIY Electronics explores the field of electronics and "e-textiles," which involves making physical computing projects based in fabrics and other everyday materials. This volume incorporates microprocessors into these materials and programs them with an accessible tool called Modkit to further enhance e-fashions like light-up wristbands and t-shirts, as well...
Short Circuits: Crafting e-Puppets with DIY Electronics explores the field of electronics and "e-textiles," which involves making physical computing projects based in fabrics and other everyday materials. This volume focuses that exploration on the use of electronic hand puppets, sound-enabled storyboards, and DIY flashlight-enabled shadow puppetry in order to delve into literacy and...
Script Changers: Digital Storytelling with Scratch focuses on how stories offer an important lens for seeing the world as a series of systems and provides opportunities for young people to create interactive and animated stories about the systems around them. The projects in this book utilize the Scratch visual programming environment as a means to tell stories about how to effect change in...
jpeg.jpg All rights reserved. Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic orients readers to the nature of games as systems, how game designers need to think in terms of complex interactions between game elements and rules, and how to pull out systems concepts in the design process. The core curriculum uses Gamestar Mechanic, an online game design...
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...
This is cross-posted from my personal blog: www.thinkingthroughmylens.wordpress.com In addition to learning about circuits in the Hacking Your Notebook session, that I described here, at the NWP Annual Meeting in Boston, I also had the opportunity to participate in a three-hour workshop about e-textiles where we made puppets.  This session also involved the basics of circuitry and using a small...
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...
This is cross-posted from my blog. Let's just get this out of the way: I'm lucky. I'm lucky because I got to attend Mozilla's annual gathering known as Mozfest last weekend at the beautiful Ravensbourne Institute of digital media and design in London. Yes, that's right. London. But much more than the incredible location, Mozfest provided me and my colleagues from the National Writing Project (...
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...

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