Stanford University’s Institute of Design (d.school) offers a virtual course in design thinking. Using video, handouts, and facilitation tips, d.school takes participants step by step through the process of hosting or participating in a 90-minute design challenge in which they will be guided through a full design cycle. In this fast-paced project, participants pair up to interview each other, identify real needs, and develop a solution to redesign the experience for their partner. No previous design experience is required. Participants may choose to pair up with one other person or gather in a large group. Through this experience, they will take away some of the basic principles of design thinking and start to adapt them into their personal and professional routines. The virtual program is divided into three sections: Gear up! How to kick off a crash course; Go for a ride! Virtual crash course video; Chart a new course: Putting design thinking to work).
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in June.
In many pursuits in life
and learning, there are easy ways that cut corners and harder, but more
rewarding, avenues to get to your desired destination. The world of edtech is
no different, especially with the incredible pace at which technology evolves.
accountability, and leadership—how do we fit these powerful life skills into a remote
learning environment? The start of the school year was an adjustment. Most of
our students attended school in a hybrid model while others opted for 100
percent virtual. September was the start of a teaching and learning experience like
no other, and we were ready for anything.