There are creative technologists and teachers in every locality who can co-imagine, co-problem solve and co-design the next generation of digital learning experiences and change the eco-system. EDesign Lab’s intention is to foster this culture and practice. We’re packaging EDesign 3-month Cycles into a framework and set of toolkits so local networks can adopt our techniques to engage their own communities.
Exemplar case in point: EDesign has teamed up with 4.0 Schools to create a 12 week Prototyping Bootcamp. Over a series of meetups and field testing opportunities, a community of educators and technologists will concept and prototype digital learning experiences that can be put to the test in diverse learning environments.
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Internal Workspace (members only)
A day of inspiration seeding. The agenda (click here). More coming soon…
We’re using an EDesign concepting tool, our !dea Incubation Cards.
|Download the 2014 Edition !dea Incubation Cards_(click here)>>Pair it with creating a Storyboard, here’s a 5 panel template (click here)>>|
Storyboards can be sorted (similar to a card sort) to identify themes across concepts. A selection rubric helped participants narrow on the most promising common goals and approaches to further pursue.
|Who are you designing a learning experience for? Does everyone on your team have the same Learner(s) in mind?Learner Personas can be a tool for understanding student needs and for staying student-centered.Personas are usually crafted based on research.
Draft your own Learner Personas based on your own observations with this simple template (click here)>>
View snapshots of our 12 weeks (click>> for photo album)
Peer + Field Testing
click>> for more photos from our sessions …
Play at our Demo Stations and join the conversation! Teams will be setting up their prototypes for folks to try, and sharing their experiences.
- CODR moves students from Scratch (children’s visual programming languages) to learning professional coding languages
- POPQ connects students with career pathway questions and answers
- Bright(er) Ideas equips students with tools for numeracy and project based inquiry
- StoryBits guides students through multimedia story writing based on experiential learning