Kids for Kids: Using Technology and Design Thinking to Enhance Educational Opportunities.
Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 36
Kiara Aguilar Paula Castillo Zaudee Rodriguez Mia Castillo Andrea Alessio Robles Roberta Madrazo Ana Sofia Cardenas Sofia De la Mora Amaya Dominguez Camila Harp
Learn how a second grade class used technology and design thinking to connect with other second-graders from a low-income school in Mexico City in order to detect and solve a real problem in their institution.
|Audience:||Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: iOS
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Subject area:||Social studies, ESL|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Additional detail:||Student presentation|
Purpose and Objectives:
Our country, Mexico, faces a real big problem: inequality, that leads our children to live very different realities, and to face diverse educational opportunities.
Join this session to discover how Highlands International School’s 2nd graders used Technology and Design Thinking to connect with other 2nd graders from a low-income school, Mano Amiga Chalco, to build together the solutions for a real problem encountered in their institution that keeps them from having the same opportunities as them.
Students used their iPad to have a first encounter with their Mano Amiga peers in other to learn about them, their school, their lives, and situation (EMPATHIZE). Later on, after several encounters, and by interlacing both of their realities, they began to DEFINE the different challenges that they face on a daily basis. As soon as they were able to clarify the problem, they used a diverse range of technological tools, such as those found in Apple Creativity and Productivity Apps to share their ideas (IDEATE). Finally, they came up with a solution that was PROTOTYPED and TESTED.
In this project, English, Spanish, and Catholic Formation were addressed transversally, leading students to practice their second language, to strengthen their Spanish, and to develop the sense of empathy and strive laid out by our Catholic values.
The main purpose and objectives for this presentation are:
To share with the audience a Success Story in a 1:1 instructional program, including the challenges faced, and the final products.
To share how Design Thinking and Technology were implemented to enhance and leverage learning experiences.
To share with the audience student creations and proposals that contribute to a better Mexico and a better world.
To give our students an international platform to share their ideas.
Content and Activities:
Students and their teachers will share with the audience their experience, strategies, and learning process. The audience will participate by listening and asking questions to broaden the perspective of the project. Also, by sharing ideas that leverage our experience and learning.
Time - each participant will be able to stay as long as they want in the stand to, but, in general, they will take about 5-10 minutes listen to how the project developed, the challenges faced, and to share ideas.
Noel, L., & Liub, T. (2017). Using Design Thinking to Create a New Education Paradigm for Elementary Level Children for Higher Student Engagement and Success. Design and Technology: An International Journal, 22, 1-12. Retrieved January 1st, 2018, from https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1137735.pdf.
Wrigley, C., & Straker, K. (2015). Design Thinking pedagogy: The Educational Design Ladder. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 54(4), 374-385. doi:10.1080/14703297.2015.1108214