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Design Thinking approach to Digital Citizenship

Design Thinking approach to Digital Citizenship
Design Thinking is a problem solving methodology used by people all over the world to come up with new ideas. Recently there has been a lot of discussion about how to integrate this approach into education. This summer I took two Online courses to learn more about the process. I am very interested in ways to use this approach in my own teaching. This fall I decided to apply this approach to my 7th grade Digital Citizenship unit which focuses on cyberbullying. It worked really well. Here is my lesson plan. Cyberbullying Design Thinking Activity (for 7th graders) Empathize Present the idea “How might we end Cyberbullying?” Define: Students share with the class what they learned about cyberbullying from their research. Ideate: Each group on chart paper brainstorms 100 ideas for solutions in 15 minutes.Post chart paper and all students look at all solutions.Each student has 5 post it notes and votes on the top 5 ideas they see (different color for each group).Groups pick one idea to work on.

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