Archive | 2012

Visualizing Impact at C:\DAGS

This was our last week at C:/dags before the winter break.  D3 facilitators took this as an opportunity to survey the teachers about how they feel about our presence and the impact it’s had on the culture and teaching practices at the school.  This yielded some useful insights about the teachers overall comfort level about […]

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Nightingale Students Team Up With Community Activists to Create Sustainable Art

This fall at Nightingale, a group of environmentally conscious Nighthawks teamed up with local eco-activism group Ruckus Roots to find a way to make use of waste on campus.  The project began when several Nighthawks expressed concern over waste in their homes, school, and communities, and its impact on the environment.  Ruckus Roots members were […]

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Design a Defense

Today at C:/dags, D3 facilitators met with teachers to plan for the development of two distinct and exciting projects for the new year.  First, Mr. Garcia and Mrs. Se are teaming up to develop a “Discovery Mission” that will integrate Algebra and Chemistry content. Students will design digital games that will replace final tests for […]

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D3 Project of the Month: Braincooker!

One of the most challenging aspects of the design process is the Brainstorming phase, in which we generate multiple ideas or solutions to the problem in front of us. This often requires cognitive agility, snap decision making, and the ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated pieces of information.  D3’s new “Project of the Month” […]

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Bean Bags and Boundary Lines

This week is a busy one at C:/dags.  Students from the Gaming & Design class are facing the challenge of transforming a classroom into a flexible creative and social space for the school.  Following initial class discussions about the experiential goals for the space, today the class split off into teams to think about the […]

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Hawk’s Nest Community Garden Flourishing This Season at Nightingale!

Gardeners from last spring were delighted to see an abundance of cherry tomatoes awaiting them in the Hawk’s Nest when they returned to school in August!  They picked these for about one month, eating them alone and bringing them home to cook with. During that month, student groups led by Ms. Mukadisi, the D3 Lab, […]

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Building Creative Pathways at C:\DAGS

This week marked the start of the C:/dags creative pathways reference library.  This space is intended to be used as a resource for students and teachers interested in learning more about creative educational and professional opportunities.  We hope this resource will grow to include materials from all major local and national design/digital media schools such […]

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Eighth Grade Conflict Resolution Team Hosts Anti-bullying Event

Since the start of the school year, a group of eighth graders has been working in the D3 Lab as part of a daily Conflict Resolution Leadership elective.  The group was given the task of identifying sources of conflict on campus and finding ways to help students work through these. After their initial review of […]

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Decoding C:\DAGS

This was another exciting week at C:/dags.  The hallways are continuing to fill up with hieroglyphs (the D3 project of the month), and accompanying QR codes support the imagery with descriptive text generated by the students.  Mr. Miller slightly modified the content of the project to apply it to his debate class, representing a “pro/con […]

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New Projects Take Root at C:/dags

This week marked the beginning of two new projects at C:/Dags.  D3 facilitators first met with Mrs. Se and Mr. Velazquez to begin planning a series of “Discovery Missions” that will integrate Science and Math curriculum with games designed by students.  This project will be developed into 2013, and began with an initial discussion of […]

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