If we’re fortunate, we live and work in places that inspire us. The resources below are some things that have inspired Eight and a Half by Eleven: They’ve ignited creative lessons and new perspectives on using technology in the classroom.
Books + Essays
The Third Teacher | TTT looks at the design of learning spaces and the role of the built environment in the school experience.
Popville | A beautiful pop-up book that illustrates sameness and disruption in the city. This is what paper is good for.
Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information | David Bryne’s work explores PowerPoint as medium.
Excel Art | Danielle Aubert’s work reimagines Excel in a similar way that Byrne’s does PowerPoint.
Places (Digital + Physical)
Futurelab | UK-based organization that does creative work at the intersection of learning, design and technology
OpenIDEO | Platform for collaborating on design challenges
Stanford’s K-12 Lab at the d.school | The hard-to-find wiki for Stanford’s K-12 design materials
The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators | IDEO’s toolkit for bringing design thinking into the classroom
in progress. / september 2011