Friday, March 11, 2011

Social Impact, Not Social Networking

The surprising conclusion of HD Summit was not about trends or Social Networking, but about Social Impact. 

Inspired by the genius professor from my alma mater, Sambo Mockbee, Emily Pilloton has taken a different route with Project H and Studio H.  As high school educators, they are using design to make a difference in impoverished counties; teaching students to create for their OWN community.  Their "Shop Class" cleverly integrates multiple disciplines into learning and challenges students' thinking through hands-on playful activities.  This approach sounds similar to the principles of 21st Century Learning, something I've learned a lot about while exploring schools for our 4-year old.  How wonderful that the same principles can be inspire all levels of education.
Check out their extraordinary work

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