Protocol Overview and Instructions:
Prototyping can be a powerful way to visualize your solutions. This is the time for students to think outside of the box, in some instances quite literally, and bring their solutions to life. This might further their faith in their ideas or encourage them to take a different route. Prototypes do not always have to be physical- going through a customer service experience or a script can also be a prototype.
Prototyping Protocol Instructions
Prototyping was used for us to develop our solutions. Students used a variety of methods to prototype. Some used Tinkercad and others opted for old fashioned 2-D drawings. Success came from the variety of designs and their responses to our think questions. We didn’t have many challenges outside of students wanting to get right to building.
"Before this project, I was unfamiliar with Tinkercad. I am happy that students were able to teach me while I was teaching them. They also loved being able to spend time getting their ideas onto paper and designing them"
Meet the Educator:
MaKenna Kane teaches English Language Arts in Hamilton Middle School STREAM program. STREAM centers on outdoor learning experiences, agricultural science, nonfiction reading and writing.
"PBL is a passion of mine because students are engaged in rigorous learning while being able to create a meaningful and authentic product."