Inspiration comes in many ways; our springboard came from Rapid Idea Generation (RIG) activity led by Learning Leaders. Sibbald Staff designed collaborative tasks to engage students in complex thinking, creative design and play.
Accessing our school’s Maker Space, we brought cardboard to life by creating objects that could fulfil a practical need. With a short timeline, our imaginations, and some basic supplies, we collaboratively created a variety of objects. From chairs to vending machines we were able to develop and demonstrate our prototypes. An engaging task that brought staff together.
Teachers carried this spark to their students and The Cardboard Challenge came to life. Students’ eyes filled with gleaming anticipation as creative juices flowed around the school. Teachers and students connected their ideas and creations outside the boundaries of our building via twitter.
Inspired by the 9 year old boy behind Cain’s Arcade, Sibbald Inventors emerged, as Grade 1 students became designers. Using social media to make their work public, communicate with an audience and connect with experts, students were encouraged with re-tweets from Cain himself!
Meanwhile, Kindergarten students jumped on-board with the Imagination Foundation to create and connect through our school’s Maker Space. Eager to tweet their progress and pitfalls our youngest students engaged our parent community in real time throughout the day. Students provided task specific updates, and shared their imaginative play and learning daily.
Follow us on twitter for more innovation to come!