Archive for the ‘IDEAS Center’ Category

How to Build a Foundation with Design Thinking

September 15, 2016
Design Thinking White Board Brainstorming Rapid Design Thinking Challenge: Build a Foundation When you listen to students in between classes, you start to hear how they frame learning: “Did you do all the work last night?” “I think I did…Read More

Tanzania + New York Times + Catching Up

April 13, 2015
Mambo!  I am back from Tanzania and well into the IDEA Center’s first elective, design and fabrication.  Re-entry is always hard, but two recent NYT articles headed me back to the blog to think about…Read More

action + passion = #wintermatters

February 4, 2015
    With the IDEAS Center open, it is time to use the space–I kicked off an open invitation to the Gould and Bethel community to think about climate change in the context of shared…Read More

#made w/ code @google

December 4, 2014
A quick paraphrase from a lecture a heard by Sherry Lassiter, who is a key manager at MITs Center for Bits and Atoms. She said:    ” Coding skills are essential as powerpoint/keynote skills and if…Read More

Zip Ties + Wheels + Shower Board = Culture Shift

December 3, 2014
Board work during a class significantly shifts how students participate in the learning: whether it is a chalk talk,  problem solving, declining verbs, or sketching a design when students are up and at a board…Read More