Archive | October, 2012
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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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Sixth Graders Use Design Method for School Transformation

Since the start of the semester, Mr. Cugley’s sixth graders have been visiting the D3 Lab weekly.  Back in September, they were given the challenge of dreaming up a project to help Nightingale.  After weeks of exploring the campus and reflecting on their own daily routines, several problems were identified.  Students decided they wanted to […]

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From Ideas to Action

  This week at C:/Dags saw continued momentum of the D3 project of the month–”Hallway Hieroglyphics.”  Mr. Gomez quickly took the premise of the project and incorporated it into the social justice unit of his Geography class.  After a class discussion about what it means to have “wealth”, students brainstormed various forms of alternative community […]

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Hallway Hieroglyphics: The D3 Project of the Month

This week, we kicked off the very first “D3 Project of the Month”-Hallway Hieroglyphics! The challenge is to transform the experience of walking through the C:DAGS hallway with simple visuals that represent the school.  Rather than using permanent and messy media like paint or marker, the material palette is limited to colored masking tape.  The […]

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C:DAGS Gaming & Design Room

This week, C:DAGS teacher Rosendo Garcia introduced us to a new space on campus-the gaming and design room.  Although it doesn’t look like much yet, we’re excited to start a design process with a group of students to transform this space into an inviting and inspiring environment.  The room will be open to all C:DAGS […]

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