Students began this challenge by using a tool called the Innovator's Compass. This is a tool we learned recently as a result of attending the Deeper Learning Conference in San Diego, California. Students first think and talk about their observations; what they see around them in the world that could potentially be a problem. Then they think and talk about what really matters to them; their principles. From there they come up with ideas to help solve one of the problems they want to focus on; something that connects what matters to them to something they are observing is a problem in the world.
The next step in this process was to begin to ideate by drawing and sketching some of the ideas they had. As they drew their ideas they had time and opportunity to discuss ideas with their table mates getting feedback and adding onto each other's ideas.
Then it was time to put all of their great thinking to work! It was time to BUILD, REVISE, and BUILD some more!
Our last day was presenting our projects and explaining what they made and why they made it using Flipgrid. Students thought about their original ideas and principles they used to come up with their idea.