I realize that the Global Day of Design was "only a day." However, it proved to be so much more! It was powerful to see so many students designing, making, building, and launching their products to a global audience. We had over 450 schools and over 40,0000 students actively sharing both their process and their products.
When AJ Juliani and I set up this event, we had no idea it would get this big.
As I watched the stream of videos and picture, I was reminded, yet again, of the power of creativity and design thinking to transform the learning experience.
Each day, I ask my kids at home, "What did you make in school today?" Too often, there is nothing to share. But on the days, they do, their eyes light up as they excitedly share what they are creating. It's a reminder that making is magic.
So, to all the educators who made this event happen, thanks for making something magical. I know it was a single day, but you do amazing things everyday. Thanks for inspiring me and reminding me of the value of creative classrooms.
Here's the Storify with a short snippet of all of the awesome things students were doing.