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[Welcome]
FOR EDUCATORS DESIGN presentation
4 Goals
Learn Compare Apply Understand 4 goals
FOR EDUCATORS DESIGN presentation How design thinking can help  inform classroom practice
3
simplicity meaning balance
 
“ We have learned more about how the mind works in the  last twenty-five years  than we did in the last twenty-five hundre...
 
How to Create Un-Engaging Content Slides <ul><li>Ensure that there is lots of text ( small text ) crammed into each slide....
Information Overload
 
We can read about  words/minute We can listen to    words/minute We can write about  words/minute We can copy about  words...
How to Create Un-Engaging Content Slides <ul><li>Ensure that there is lots of text ( small text ) crammed into each slide....
 
 
simplicity meaning balance
“ Simple  and simplistic are as different as  complex  and complicated. ” -Emmanuel Gobbilot
Frederick Douglass <ul><li>Born around 1818 in Tuckahoe, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Original Name: Frederick Augustus Bail...
 
” “ I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to...
10-20-30
Use  c o l o r  wisely.
Can You Read This Slide? <ul><li>If not, others may share the same problem </li></ul><ul><li>Why subject your students to ...
This doesn’t help much either
Perhaps white would be better?
Ah, that’s better.
In the world of color …
… contrast  is king.
decoration design
simplicity meaning balance
 
 
Why present? To make meaning
Why teach? To make meaning
meaning
tell more stories
The unit of intelligibility of most of our brains is  the   story . - Dr. Stuart Brown “ ”
Look for this!
Dr. Bonnie Bassler Princeton University Dr. Hans Rosling Karolinka Institute
 
Dr. Hans Rosling
Picture Superiority Effect
” “ Even though cognitive development, practice and scaffolding support increasingly more sophisticated skills as students...
” “ When learners begin the problem-solving process in a new situation,  they first use primitive skills , not their most ...
 
simplicity meaning balance
Conflict <ul><li>Central “problem” that must be resolved in a piece of literature </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. self </l...
 
Quick-Write Ask a question Think-Jot-Pair-Share Poll the class Turn and Talk
This is not the teacher.
You  are the teacher!
simplicity meaning balance
 
Designer
designer
“ Everyone designs who devise courses of action aimed at  changing existing situations into preferred ones .” -  Herbert S...
imitation We learn through
” “ The instinct of imitation is implanted in man from childhood…he is the most imitative of living creatures, and through...
Dr. Bonnie Bassler Princeton University Dr. Hans Rosling Karolinka Institute
simplicity meaning balance
” “ Truth exists outside all molds. -  Bruce Lee
Your turn.
 
Follow-Up: April 2010 M T W R F 26 27 28 29 30
 
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Design Thinking for Educators

  1. 1. [Welcome]
  2. 2. FOR EDUCATORS DESIGN presentation
  3. 3. 4 Goals
  4. 4. Learn Compare Apply Understand 4 goals
  5. 5. FOR EDUCATORS DESIGN presentation How design thinking can help inform classroom practice
  6. 6. 3
  7. 7. simplicity meaning balance
  8. 9. “ We have learned more about how the mind works in the last twenty-five years than we did in the last twenty-five hundred.” - Daniel T. Willingham
  9. 11. How to Create Un-Engaging Content Slides <ul><li>Ensure that there is lots of text ( small text ) crammed into each slide. </li></ul><ul><li>The more stuff you can fit on each slide, the better </li></ul><ul><li>Read every word on every slide completely </li></ul><ul><li>If they don’t get it when you’re done reading it, too bad </li></ul><ul><li>Move on to the next slide as soon as possible; after all, you’ve got a lot of content to cover! </li></ul><ul><li>Throw all the information you can at them; something is bound to stick and you simply don’t have the time to slow down </li></ul><ul><li>Follow slide design templates and presentation rules: they were created for a reason </li></ul>
  10. 12. Information Overload
  11. 14. We can read about words/minute We can listen to words/minute We can write about words/minute We can copy about words/minute 250-300 150-160 31 22
  12. 15. How to Create Un-Engaging Content Slides <ul><li>Ensure that there is lots of text ( small text ) crammed into each slide. </li></ul><ul><li>The more stuff you can fit on each slide, the better </li></ul><ul><li>Read every word on every slide completely </li></ul><ul><li>If they don’t get it when you’re done reading it, too bad </li></ul><ul><li>Move on to the next slide as soon as possible; after all, you’ve got a lot of content to cover! </li></ul><ul><li>Throw all the information you can at them; something is bound to stick and you simply don’t have the time to slow down </li></ul><ul><li>Follow slide design templates and presentation rules: they were created for a reason </li></ul>
  13. 18. simplicity meaning balance
  14. 19. “ Simple and simplistic are as different as complex and complicated. ” -Emmanuel Gobbilot
  15. 20. Frederick Douglass <ul><li>Born around 1818 in Tuckahoe, Maryland </li></ul><ul><li>Original Name: Frederick Augustus Bailey </li></ul><ul><li>Attempted to escape slavery numerous times </li></ul><ul><li>Often traded food for lessons in reading and writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerfully eloquent writer and speaker. </li></ul><ul><li>Become one of the most outspoken critics of slavery of his time. </li></ul><ul><li>Died on February 20, 1895 </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered speech “What to a Slave is the Fourth of July?” </li></ul><ul><li>Served as advisor to President Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Legacy has lived on through the centuries </li></ul>
  16. 22. ” “ I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. - Frederick Douglass
  17. 23. 10-20-30
  18. 24. Use c o l o r wisely.
  19. 25. Can You Read This Slide? <ul><li>If not, others may share the same problem </li></ul><ul><li>Why subject your students to things you would not subject yourself to? </li></ul><ul><li>Be wary of outrageous color schemes </li></ul><ul><li>Remember these points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Noise vs. Signal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contrast is King </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design vs. Decoration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple vs. Simplistic </li></ul></ul>
  20. 26. This doesn’t help much either
  21. 27. Perhaps white would be better?
  22. 28. Ah, that’s better.
  23. 29. In the world of color …
  24. 30. … contrast is king.
  25. 31. decoration design
  26. 32. simplicity meaning balance
  27. 35. Why present? To make meaning
  28. 36. Why teach? To make meaning
  29. 37. meaning
  30. 38. tell more stories
  31. 39. The unit of intelligibility of most of our brains is the story . - Dr. Stuart Brown “ ”
  32. 40. Look for this!
  33. 41. Dr. Bonnie Bassler Princeton University Dr. Hans Rosling Karolinka Institute
  34. 43. Dr. Hans Rosling
  35. 44. Picture Superiority Effect
  36. 45. ” “ Even though cognitive development, practice and scaffolding support increasingly more sophisticated skills as students gain experience and maturity, there is no guarantee that they will recognize and effectively coordinate the representations that are afforded by the worlds of school and the rest of life. (Schwartz & Fischer 2004)
  37. 46. ” “ When learners begin the problem-solving process in a new situation, they first use primitive skills , not their most sophisticated ones. (Schwartz & Fischer 2004)
  38. 48. simplicity meaning balance
  39. 49. Conflict <ul><li>Central “problem” that must be resolved in a piece of literature </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. self </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Character (Protagonist / Antagonist) </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Society </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. Supernatural (Fate) </li></ul><ul><li>Character vs. machine / technology (Contemporary Addition) </li></ul>
  40. 51. Quick-Write Ask a question Think-Jot-Pair-Share Poll the class Turn and Talk
  41. 52. This is not the teacher.
  42. 53. You are the teacher!
  43. 54. simplicity meaning balance
  44. 56. Designer
  45. 57. designer
  46. 58. “ Everyone designs who devise courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones .” - Herbert Simon
  47. 59. imitation We learn through
  48. 60. ” “ The instinct of imitation is implanted in man from childhood…he is the most imitative of living creatures, and through imitation learns his earliest lessons. - Aristotle
  49. 61. Dr. Bonnie Bassler Princeton University Dr. Hans Rosling Karolinka Institute
  50. 62. simplicity meaning balance
  51. 63. ” “ Truth exists outside all molds. - Bruce Lee
  52. 64. Your turn.
  53. 66. Follow-Up: April 2010 M T W R F 26 27 28 29 30

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