Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Oil Pastel Idea & Design Thinking

Ellen Sears shared just the coolest idea to help students with oil pastel composition: they outline with white chalk first, focusing on LARGE areas outlined, then do the oil pastels, then the "batik" method (wax resists the black paint). So smart and effective.
Getting ready to do a huge unit on "design thinking" and am lucky enough to have a fellow teacher taking the journey with me. Focusing on essential understandings and teaching for transfer. Some resources I have are here. From the Stanford site: "The Wallet Project is very quick overview of the entire design process. In one hour they have students: * Sketch their ideal wallet * Interview their partner to gain insights about his/her wallet use * Define a point of view based on the insights they found * Sketch some new alternatives based on the point of view * Test these new ideas with their partner to gather feedback * Act on the feedback and build a wallet in the form of a physical prototype WHY do we do it? * Fast-paced * Experiential * Project-based * Biased towards action (more doing, less talking about doing)" Much like the IDEO process of brainstorming/ideation then prototyping from found materials, revisions, market testing & finalization. Sounds like the real world, right? One last thing, in sharing my "digital footprints" research (from my UbD/CW unit plan) with "the world", I posted the TILDEcast online at ArtEd2.0. Here's a picture from that:

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