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PBL & Design Thinking

The Table below compares Project Based Learning and Design Thinking vis-à-vis features, processes, and assessment. This is a distillation from several sources in both areas. There’s great overlap between the two methodologies. This is because both focus on collaborative projects addressing real world challenges. There are some differences. Design Thinking, while project based, makes significant use of imagination, visual expression, creativity, and prototyping. To be effective in either methodology, good social and emotional skills are…

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The Tab Play Project

Last November, Google Japan launched the Tab Play Project.  A group of students and teachers were invited to participate. This involved each participant creating one still for what would become a collective animation. 300 images were produced and scanned online.  By pressing Google’s Chrome hot key Ctrl+Tab, the series of images then appear as one seamless animation projected onto a large screen. This is a delightful example of creative collaboration using accessible technology. The participants’ sheer…

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Diversity of Expression

The slideshow below features  iTags, weTags, and allTags literally drawn from different Prelude sessions. These powerful artefacts, created by players ages 12 to 50+, illustrate the rich diversity of expression available by combining basic words, symbols, and colors. While the process of self, peer, and group discovery follows a similar arc during each game played, the actual artefacts created are unique every time. For more about Visual Thinking please see Heliograph, a sister blog. It’s worth…

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Cross Cultural Student Videoconference

On May 11 students in the United Arab Emirates and Canada participated in a videoconference to share their experiences playing Prelude. More specifically, this involved 40 first-year business students at the Women’s College in Dubai and 32 Grade 11 students at Massey-Vanier High School in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. It became evident to all participants that Prelude helped them identify common bonds as well as what makes them distinct and special. As a result of her vision and pioneering effort,…

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