Teacher Review For KidsThinkDesign

DIY learning site focused on design thinking and exploring careers in the field of design such as graphics, animation, and architecture.

Susan M.
Blended Learning Coach
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with General
How I Use It
Students can explore the world of design (film, animation, environmental, interior) through informational text, images, history and activities. This is a great resource for a Genius Hour project or if a student wants to dabble in different types of design. This is also a great resource to teach students design thinking and design principles in terms of a larger context and to encourage them to actually think like designers. I would use this especially if I wanted my students to understand the process of design before moving forward with real work.
My Take
This is a great teaching tool in conjunction with other content. It provides students an opportunity to be creative, to explore, and to try in a safe and interesting platform. It also provides a host of other resources for students to explore and learn about design. I see this more as something to use as an extension or even a support at home, which can encourage learning anytime/anywhere.