We began with the six-minute Sunni Brown TED Talk from a couple of years ago. Here is the link: TED Talk
Next, we looked at the evolution of my work and I introduced the idea of "beta testing" (the idea of releasing something that isn't perfect so that it can be used by others in order to gain their insights). In school, we often leave students with the idea that their work has to be perfect every time and because of that, many are afraid to take risks, preferring to play it safe rather than to chance failure. Today I encouraged them to realize that stumbling is necessary and good and a positive part of learning (I used samples of my early practice with my iPad drawing app - Paper by 53 - as an example).
|We looked at ways to create images (metaphors?)|
and how to alter text to tell a story
Please remember that your Saxon poster projects are due on Tuesday (ensure you're one of the cool kids who hands it in on time). Have a great weekend.