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Connections to Content

This is a resource for teachers to fill in examples of how they have used design thinking in a content and/or grade specific setting. Please ...

Native American Culture Design Challenge

[photo 1.JPG] This lesson plan was submitted by Lela Ward, a 4th grade teacher at Encinal School, in Menlo Park City School District. I ...

The Classroom Redesign Project

[Download file "Classroom Redesign - 4th Grade.doc"] [Download file "Classroom Redesign 4th Grade-2.ppt"] [Download file "Classroom Experi...

5 Chairs Exercise

Goal: To encourage students to gain confidence iterating on designs based on human needs, while working with different materials. ...

Spaghetti & Marshmallow Exercise

Goal: To encourage students to work together to practice several design thinking mindsets: Radical Collaboration, Bias to Action, Build to Think,...

Debrief

Debriefing an activity or experience is powerful tool for getting feedback from students about how they liked the activity and what they learned. ...

Prebrief

Prebrief The idea of a “prebrief” is to introduce an activity or pique the interest of the class before launching into an experience. ...

Stokes and Warm Ups

Name Games Kinetic Name Game -- up to 30 students Stand in a circle Make a movement and say your name Group repeats you...

Kid Empathy Activity and Tools

Empathy Activities: Use these samples of empathy activities to start your empathy projects. Post your iterations here and on the Comments p...

Kid Prototype & Test Activities & Tools

Prototype Activities - Below are sample prototype activities to use in your classes. Use the activities and post y...

Kid Ideate Activity & Tools

Ideate & Brainstorming Activities - Below are sample ideate and brainstorming activities to use in your classes. Use the activities and po...

Ohlone School's Design Projects with Marcy Barton

The D.School Instructional Challenge Objective: To introduce 4/5 grade students from Ohlone School (Palo Alto) to the design process. ...

Ohlone School Space Redesign Project with Marcy Barton

The Curriculum and @-School Follow Through Objective: To use the design process to rethink the recently built terrace space outside the...

Ohlone School Space Redesign with Marcy Barton

The Curriculum and @-School Follow Through Objective: To use the design process to rethink the recently built terrace space outside the 4...

Summer 2012 K-12 Educator's Workshop

Schedule Decks Day 1: [Download file "K-12 summer workshop 2012 day 1.pptx"] Day 2: [Download file...

Classroom Visuals

Teacher Created Visuals: Graphic Organizer Created by Bayside Teacher Michael Kidwell: [Download file "Graphic Organizer - Step Names Pictur...