Showing posts from October, 2015

Design Thinking

Design Thinking Design Thinking is a method of creation, that builds in Innovation.  It is a cycle of thought, that moves you through a creative process.  It starts with empathising with a problem, normally of another person.  Attempts to understand the problem through definition, then moving towards Ideating solutions.   Prototyping means to build or create a tentative a solution. Testing the solution is about carrying out the plan, or a limited run of the plan. I believe that Design Thinking can be used all throughout education.  It is a great way to think about Differentiation for students.  Every student has different needs for which we need to have empathy. Communication in schools needs to keep all stakeholders needs in consideration.  There are so many problems within schools, that could be solved through better problem solving. The best part of this model, is that it is not satisfied with a first solution.  It's about constant improvement and innovation.  

Automate your cross-posting!

'Social Media apps' by Jason Howie  via CC 2.0 Ok, I am a busy guy.  I have kids, a wife, and lots to do at school as a tech integrator.  But, I love sharing, and I have a lot of social media accounts.  I was looking for a way to incorporate a lot of my tools together, so that I can post once, and the rest of my social media will get the same post. I love Instagram, and Twitter for professional items.  But, I noticed I have a lot of Google Plus followers, but I only post my blog posts there.  I asked myself, how can I cross-post better?  How can I use Google Plus, and Linked In more effectively, without wasting time. I found an outdated post , and I added some updates. So, this workflow starts from Google+, then Tweets it, and Posts to LinkedIn.  Since Google Plus is the hardest to automate, lets start the workflow from there.  What you need is an RSS from your Google Plus profile.  Go to your Google Plus profile, and copy the URL in the browser window.  

First 3D print complete!

via Instagram 3d Printing is a big thing in Education, especially when looking at a 'Design Thinking' education or MakerSpaces.  I had the pleasure of running a test print in one of KIS's new 3D printers today. Nearly done! First 3D print! A video posted by Art Schultz (@artschultz13) on Oct 11, 2015 at 6:58pm PDT