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).
Are you curious how you might integrate computer science in your upper elementary classroom, or are you looking for a unique way to have your students share their favorite books? With technology playing an increasingly important role in every profession, a foundational understanding of computer science is becoming an essential component of student learning. To authentically integrate computer science and literacy, I’m going to teach you how to support your students in using block-based coding to program book trailers.
Educators and students are invited to join members of the DigCitCommit Coalition and education communities worldwide on February 11 and 12, 2020, for a freeVirtual Congress that will connect them with other students and educators who are successfully modeling the five competences of digital citizenship—inclusive, informed, engaged, balanced, alert.
Civilisations AR, an iOS app from the BBC, gives students an unprecedented look at 30 artifacts from around the globe—for example, the Rosetta Stone from the British Museum; an Egyptian mummy from the Torquay Museum in Devon, England; and Rodin’s The Kiss from the National Museum of Wales.