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Discussion–creativity and our Maker Faire
Some questions to consider:
- Where do you think our Maker Faire succeeds or fails in each of the indicators?
- If we are not really doing the “creative” in our Maker Faire, in your opinion, what are we doing?
- How can the Maker Faire be improved?
- Is it OK to fail at creativity?
There are no right or wrong answers. How you think will influence how you bring creativity and innovation activities into the classroom.
What the ISTE reading says about creativity and innovation and what you thought/think about our Maker Faire:
Example 3: Relying on their knowledge of polygons and structures, students design stick bridges using prototypes and software with a goal of spanning the greatest distance with the least material.
(Obvious evidence of the standard)
Indicator 1: Apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes
–Met: Students are given a product to create, but its execution requires them to innovate using mathematics.
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Indicator 2: Create original works as a means of personal or group expression
–Met: The product is constrained by physics but otherwise can incorporate student invention and aesthetics.
Indicator 3: Use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues
–Met: Students use and choose their tools.
Indicator 4: Identify trends and forecast possibilities
–Met: Experimentation or trial and error is intrinsic to the assignment.
Genius Hour Post #3
Find a first article/book that is helpful to you, and tweet about it with the hashtag #edit2000.
The deadline for Post #3 is 11:59pm, Monday, Oct. 19.
Post #4 guidelines will be updated by the end of the week, in case you need to plan ahead.
Preparing for next week
- For our Maker Faire presentation, I’m leaning towards videotaping the entire faire, but then we need creative ways to use the footage. The format will not be finalized before the coming Monday, and any suggestion is welcome.
- We will not meet on Friday. Work on your project. I know you’ll use the time wisely.
- I’ll need to make sure if school policy allows us to bring the food we make for our Maker Faire to class. I’ll keep you posted.
- Document your Maker process and keep updating your timeline if it helps me evaluate your project.
- Talk to me before you leave, or via email: email@example.com, if you have questions or concerns about this course.