Yesterday our workshop on design thinking and problem solving was presented by two guests:
- Susan Crichton, Director Innovative Learning Centre, University of British Columbia
- Brown Bully Onguko, Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam.
These were some of the interesting designs that resulted from our group discussions.
- Children are not using cellphones in the way they should use them.
- Lack of resources
Most schools don’t have enough text books
The cellphone could help with quick access. Only if the phone has Internet.
It can help with summarising the work that you are being taught at school.
The teacher can send the notes to the learner and have more time explaining in school.
Equipment: Electricity or solar power to charge the ipod
The cellphone or tablet
Internet (Internet must be free for schools)
The Ipod will consists of all the subjects.
Exercises can be done straight from fresh, sources like … Master Maths.
Cheapest tablets are under R2000
HTC Wildfire is under R800.
Sun ->Trapped radiance -> Converted to electricity -> Used as electricity
Solar panel – solar modules
Produce direct current from daylight
Inverter connects current from DC to AC
Group: Young Stars
Problem: Electricity loss, shortage in Khayelitsha
For wash, to cook
Collect some wood, make fire, boil water (using kettle made up of steel)
We going to start making fire outside and we will collect the coals inside.
After collecting inside the house and we start boiling water.
Problem: Preserving photos for long periods of time
How can we help? We need a photo frame.
How can we do them – cardboard, transparent glass, small nails, hammer.
Group: World Changers
Stars of tomorrow, Masakhane
Project – problem saving electricity, air pollution
Group: Mighty Thinkers
First aid chair
Material – cardboard, plastic, sponge, plastic, paint, glue