We had a five hour drive home from Paris today, so I bombarded my husband with podcasts for the whole journey. One I listened to for the first time comes from Stanford University, and is called Stanford Innovation Lab.
The episode we first listened to looked at a design challenge - getting people to think of innovative uses for our odd socks!
Some of the ideas that their listeners came up with included;
Some design challenges:
I'm not sure yet if I will use the challenges for one off lessons, quick brain breaks or starter activities - I will also get them to think of additional items, that we waste at school, which could be transformed.
My students are just finishing off their current units at the moment, so I probably won't get to use this for a couple of weeks, but wanted to share it anyway. Here is a link to the presentation and below I have embedded it for you to browse through. Feel free to use, and let me know what your students come up with!