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Π Day Epiphanies

On 3.14 this year, I sent an email to the team wishing everyone a Happy Pi Day. For fun, I threw in a little brain teaser: what other day of the year could stand in and serve as Pi Day and why? I’m so glad I chose to do that. What a delight! I didn't [...]

By |2014-06-02T20:47:32-04:00June 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using Design Thinking in Education

If I had to pick a video that explains in an approximate way what we're seeking to do at Building 21 in partnership with the School District of Philadelphia, this would be it. I enjoyed the entire sixteen and three-quarter minutes of it and was especially fond of Studio H's 6 Design Directives which can be [...]

By |2014-02-21T23:09:37-04:00February 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Design Thinking Toolkit

We're currently engaged in a design process as outlined by the Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit. This is a terrific resource that explains a process for design in very clear, concise and accessible terms. There are 5 stages of the process (see image from p.15 below): Discover, Interpretation, Ideation, Experimentation and Evolution. The toolkit is [...]

By |2014-02-04T17:00:38-04:00February 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments