Learn to Build, Build to Learn

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By Douglas Kiang Minecraft (http://education.minecraft.net) is a tremendously popular 3D open sandbox game. It is also a wonderful tool for building in Creative mode, which I use with my students throughout the school year. Here are some examples of building projects, and what students can learn from them.   Building to Recreate Something One introductory project […]

An “Extraordinary” Approach to Bringing Design Thinking into Any Classroom – from Beth

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. In his 2009 book, Catching Up or Leading the Way, author Yong Zhao argues that students need to engage in creative problem solving across the curriculum to develop the skills required for success in a global economy. However, most curriculum primarily focuses on student acquisition […]

Back-to-School with Design Thinking – Webinar with Beth Holland and Douglas Kiang

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 August 23rd 3pm EST on EdWeb.Net   >> Watch the Webinar Recording on EdWeb   Design Thinking encourages students to engage in empathy, define problems, prototype, iterate, and solve real-world problems. Makerspaces help students foster critical thinking, open-ended creativity and iterative design. In this webinar, Beth and Douglas presented the design thinking process. They showed examples […]