Young Zip the Zom-Be is here to guide you through Human-Centered Design and prove that you can BE the solution to anything when you use your brains for solving world problems! But Zip needs help, too! As he helps you master Design Thinking, can you help him restore his humanity and turn him back into a real boy? This book is about using your heart, engaging your brain, and making with your hands. With rhyme, cute illustrations, and digital downloads such as coloring sheets and student process journals, this book is a great way to introduce design thinking to your children, or students.
Pre-Order now and the first 10 get a virtual book reading by the Author and a digital poster download! First 100 receive a signed copy of the book!
All purchase orders and/or school orders over $500 will receive a free plush Zip to help with story time!
The expectations for student learning have changed drastically over the last 40 years--from A Nation At Risk, No Child Left Behind, and Race to the Top, but the classroom landscape looks pretty much the same, save the classrooms of the brave souls fighting on the front lines of the classroom apocalypse.
Imagine if Piaget or Dewey found themselves in the shoes of Sheriff Rick Grimes of The Walking Dead, waking up amidst a zombie apocalypse, except instead of a hospital, it was a classroom! Unfortunately, if today Dewey were to emerge from a coma, whether he saw a change in practice from the time he wrote about learning by doing would ultimately depend on which classroom he awoke in. Many classrooms are certainly well equipped with technology and teachers who will do just about anything to engage their students. However, there are many others that still rock cemetery row seating (not saying it’s always a bad thing), with students donning glazed-over looks, and sage-on-the-stage lecture delivery the primary means of information dissemination with unrealistic expectations that this single approach equips students for the technological and industrial apocalypse.
In many places, the classroom apocalypse is upon us, and we are in a battle to fend off the forces that will drag down our teachers and students; we must be savvy and strategic as we fight to keep teachers energized and equip students with skills and knowledge to not only survive the apocalypse, but come out on top.
How do we do this you ask? With the EdTech Guide to the Classroom Apocalypse, we’ll offer strategies and tools to help you survive and thrive in this challenging landscape, whether you are new to the classroom or just waking up in this fast moving edtech world.