Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pop Culture 1B: Room Redesign Rose/Bud/Thorn & LEGO My Pop Culture

Classroom Redesign Challenge.

We started our day by looking at the current state of affairs in the room redesign and giving some feedback using the Rose/Bud/Thorn process.

Here's a little video that explains Rose/Bud/Thorn from my friend, Dr. Lisa Abel-Palmieri, who introduced me to this bit of radness.

We circulated around the room and made observations of features and concerns that we could not see from our seats.  We noted and doodle them, shared within our groups, and then identified a key rose, bud and thorn from each group that was worth sharing.  We seem to be liking the seating arrangements (rose), we have high hopes for the design corner (bud), and we still see a lot of work to be done in terms of organizing the room -- especially the maker carts (thorn).

LEGO My Pop Culture.
From there busted out the LEGO and faced this rapid fire design challenge: How might we show what pop culture means to us in LEGO?  

Folks interpreted this question literally and figuratively, which was the whole point.  For me to see what aspects of pop culture matter to you, while also getting a sense of how you think and express your ideas.

Out of Classwork.

Explain your LEGO My Pop Culture creation in 1-2 well-written, detailed paragraphs.  The intention here is for me to get a sense of your writing, a sense of what aspects about pop culture interest you, and how you think.

Due Next Class.

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