Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored/paid post. This is simply a product I bought, used and loved.
The Extraordinaires is a fun product which introduces students to design thinking. The main part of this are character and product cards. Students firstly get a character card, they search for clues about their character and brainstorm everything they see, think and wonder. After this students get a product card, and have to design that particular product for that character...
...but wait... it get's better! The characters are all extraordinary for various reasons, (their job, their environment or their powers). They could be a genius child from the future, a werewolf or even a mermaid! The products are things we use in every day life, like a vehicle or a toy - BUT because of the extraordinary character, the students design incredible products! Imagine designing sports clothes for a werewolf, or transport for the ice queen!
The package comes with a lot more than that, including teaching tools, prompts to help with ideation and more - you can use just the cards or the whole lot.
So far we have used this twice:
Below is the presentation I made for the students - I have deleted a lot of the slides that show the cards - and have just put two examples of every card - BUT if you do want to buy the Extraordinaires - it is fairly cheap, especially considering how much you can do with it! As a teacher who tries to only use free resources, (mostly browser based), I also try to only blog about free resources - but seriously can not recommend this enough.
The kit we bought is the "The Extraordinaires® Design Studio PRO"