Friday, February 10, 2017

Eng 9: Design Challenges: Marketing Wicked Focus & Personal Branding: Video Resources

Hi folks,

Quick review of the design challenges we've done in English 9 so far this year following the DEEP Design Thinking process.

DESIGN CHALLENGE How might we bring joy to another?
User: someone else in the classroom you don't know well
Creative Constraints: a manila folder, four paper clips, tape, markers, scissors, 20 minutes

DESIGN CHALLENGE How might we solve a problem for others or bring joy to others using two pieces of cardboard?
User: members of Mrs. Howatt's chemistry classes
Creative Constraints: two pieces of cardboard (2x3), decorating/design supplies
Standards: media, listening/speaking, writing (narrative reflection after challenge)

DESIGN CHALLENGE  How might we design a tiny house that meets the needs of others?
User: Characters from Of Mice & Men
Creative Constraints: built to scale, physical or digital prototype, choose one or more characters from novel, present your prototype
Standards: reading, media, listening/speaking

We are in the DISCOVERY Phase of our Wicked Marketing & Personal Brand design challenges.  We're trying to answer TWO How Might We's at the same time, which is a challenge all its own.

DESIGN CHALLENGE How might we develop our personal brands?
User: friends, family, teachers, strangers, foster tech, potential employers, colleges/universities
Creative Constraints: web presence of blog and/or site, self selected social media (if any), weekly content

DESIGN CHALLENGE How might we market Wicked Focus focus fidgets?
Creative Constraints: Must use knowledge of anxiety, stress, and/or attention disorders in the marketing strategy, other constraints to be determined

During DISCOVERY we are trying to learn all we can about the challenges.

One class met with Lorri Brown and received tips on developing one's personal brand.

Another class was able to Zoom conference with Mikhail and Sabba, two personal branding experts.

To help us understand marketing, I have found us these videos.

We have also taken a look at The Mighty and done some Notice/Wish/Wonder work with its videos.

And we also have these 15 TED Talks to consider as well organized on A Thing Called, a blog about anxiety. 
The 15 Best TED Talks On Anxiety, Stress, and Fear

Meanwhile, we are also trying to keep keep Roots going, starting up our classroom blogs, and getting back on the No Red Ink wagon.  Phew.  That's a lot.  And we can do it all!

Oh yeah, we're starting the novel, Speak, soon, too.


Complete the Personal Brand graphic organizer in the English 9 OUT Folder.
Due Monday, Feb 13.

Complete a Notice/Wish/Wonder graphic organizer over one of the TED Talk videos above.
Due Monday, Feb 13.

Blog Post.  List of all on the Blog Tracker available soon.

Roots Quiz 10.  Thursday/Friday, Feb 16/17.

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