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Designing Effective Solutions

When students are presented with a problem, they need to work together to find a solution. Designing effective solutions is a step-by-step process used to find the answers, or at least come up with logical explanations. This collection will provide some background into the idea of designing effective solutions and also outline some activities that students can complete to improve their skills. This skill set can also be termed design thinking.
A Collection By Jeffrey Sack
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Designing Effective Solutions
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    5-Minute Film Festival: Design Thinking in Schools

    5 minute read
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    Design thinking can be a powerful tool in problem solving in any discipline. This collection of videos has been assembled to show different ways educators are using its principles in their classrooms. I think this is a wonderful collection of videos. Being able to see teachers in action is a great way for others to get ideas and gain exposure to a new concepts.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Kriscia Cabral is a teacher who has used design thinking in her classroom. Here, she outlines the lesson and describes how the students used the concepts of design thinking to reach a solution to a problem. I really love the detail by which she has described the activity. She also does a wonderful job explaining how her students were able to come up with an effective solution. I would use this article as a reference when trying to develop my own lessons.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Design Thinking: Lessons for the Classroom

    10 minute read
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    This is a great article because it outlines the steps needed to effectively arise at a solution to a problem. It discusses the collaborative efforts that should be used when analyzing an issue and in providing feedback to each member of the group. I think this resource can be used to design lesson plans that incorporate the concepts of design thinking and make students more aware of its importance.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    I love this resource! It is a virtual course that takes the participants through all of the necessary tools needed to find the answers to problems. There are a plethora of resources available, including videos and handouts that would be great for a teacher to use for the idea of effective solutions. I do not really see this course as beneficial for students, but it would be great for a teacher to explore and then share the information with students.
  • Design Thinking for Educators

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    designthinkingforeducators.com
    designthinkingforeducators.com
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    Here is an entire webpage devoted to the ideas behind design thinking and effective solutions. It offers a variety of ideas, often given through video form, about how teachers can incorporate these concepts into their teaching. I would strongly recommend that every teacher download the toolkit.
  • opencolleges.edu.au
    opencolleges.edu.au

    45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators

    30 minute read
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    As the title suggests, many resources about design thinking are linked to this page. It provides a nice synopsis of each one. I think this would be a great collection to use when trying to implement design thinking in the classroom. There is something here for everybody.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    An excellent video that dives deep into the concepts of design thinking and designing effective solutions. I would recommend viewing this clip along with a class of students so they can gain a better understanding of what they are supposed to do using this skill set.
  • miscmagazine.com
    miscmagazine.com

    Design Thinking in Education

    10 minute read
    Jeffrey Sack says:
    Is design thinking the best way to go? This short article does a wonderful job of describing the ideas behind using design thinking in schools. I would recommend this article as a good starting point if one were thinking about implementing a program that would include design thinking.
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