Happy New Year! I can’t resist the opportunity to share a post from Edutopia’s eNewsletter. First, I love the theme of the newsletter – “New Year’s Resolution: Think Differently”. Secondly, I appreciated the article “Discover Design Thinking” as it provides a nice overview of the design process and offers an application example. I’ve blogged about design thinking in the past. You can find posts here and here. In this Edutopia article, the author, Betty Ray, Edutopia’s senior blog editor and community manager, also weaves in ideas for application in the classroom with students. Design thinking is one of those inspiring and creative frameworks that sounds great in practice but can be challenging to implement. This article is excellent in that it succinctly describes the process in action within the educational arena, with both teachers and students leading the way.
Let’s start thinking differently now!