Last week, while participating in the #IMMOOC I ran across this graphic and I can’t get it out of my mind. Teacher and author John Spencer, conducted a survey of 160 students. This is what he found:
Getting Started with Design Thinking in the Classroom
The following is a series John Spencer created on design thinking. I have added the links to my blog so they are easy for me to find and study as I continue on this journey. He is a wise, wise man. John Spencer and AJ Juliani are the authors of the book “Launch.
Part One: An Overview of Design Thinking
- Every Child Is a Maker
- The Creative Chasm: The Stark Reality with Our Students
- 10 Things That Happen When Students Engage in Design Thinking
- What is design thinking?
Part Two: The LAUNCH Cycle
- Curious About Design Thinking? Here’s a Framework You Can Use in Any Classroom
- Look, Listen, and Learn: Building on Awareness
- Ask Tons of Questions: Tapping into Student Inquiry
- Understand the Process and Problem: A Student-Centered Approach to Research
- Navigate Ideas: Improving the Brainstorming Process
- Create a Prototype: What do we mean by making?
- Highlight and Fix: Helping Students Embrace Revision. Also check out this post on why mistakes make growth possible.
- Launch to the World: Share Your Product and Your Process. Also check out this post on rethinking the idea of marketing
Part Three: Taking the Leap
- How do I get permission from my principal? How do I communicate this to my parents?
- What does design thinking look like in my subject? With my standards? What about the curriculum map?
- What if I don’t have a makerspace?
- What if if I don’t have the best technology? Can design thinking work when you don’t have devices? Also check out this 45 minute challenge that helps students prototype even when they have limited time and resources.
- What can I read on this topic? Fifty recommended books on creativity here.
- Frequently Asked Questions on Design Thinking
- What does it look like in action? Check this out: More Than 40,000 Students Participated in Our Global Day of Design