OpenIDEO “How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?” That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago: asking participants to “design fun, inspiring and new ways to help teenagers and young adults around the world preserve and nurture their own creative confidence. At a time when our world faces unprecedented … Continue reading How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence →
When people say, “I’m just not the creative type,” IDEO founder David Kelley refutes that assumption with the idea that if they stick with it long enough, their creativity will inevitably come through. Kelley talks about the idea of “guided mastery” — it’s a practice that parents and educators can use to help kids find … Continue reading The Importance of Fostering Kids’ Creative Confidence →
Deciding how a school or district should invest its limited resources is a tough job, made even more difficult by the multitude of educational technology products that have exploded onto the market. It’s a question of resources, how to spend them and the fears decision makers have about making mistakes with public dollars and everyone watching. Here are some factors to consider.
What do a designer and teacher have in common? Turns out there are a lot of similarities. “Teachers design everyday. They structure all kinds of solutions,” says Sandy Speicher from seminal design firm Ideo. “At any given moment, they’re designing a response to a student and how they bring out content in different ways so … Continue reading Iterating and Ideating: Teachers Think Like Designers →