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Inner-City Hues

Students at C:/dags have been using the D3 process to help them generate content for a new community-based project in collaboration with Inner City Arts.  The goal of the project will be to transform an abandoned and dilapidated local church into a canvas for teen-created murals.  Students from C:/dags will be in charge of transforming […]

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D3 Supports Mock Trials at C/:dags

  This week at we helped C/:dags English teacher Mr. Miller plan a small design project to be completed in preparation for mock trials happening in his class next week.  Students will use the D3 process to design and make wearable accessories that help identify their role during the mock trial.  The prosecution, the defense, […]

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C:/dags: Back From Break

Freshly back from spring break, this week at C:/dags saw students and teachers diving back into the thick of things.  D3 facilitators stopped in to check out the Gaming and Design class as they began a new ARIS based project and continued working to transform their space with simple paint swatch partition walls. We then […]

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Designing Design Cirriculum at C:/dags

This week was marked by our first D3 open planning workshop with teachers at C:/dags.  The focus of these sessions is to provide a creative and collaborative context in which teachers can align their content goals and identify opportunities to incorporate design methodology into their practice.  Many new projects were born including a math and […]

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Quick & Cheap Spatial Transformations at C:/dags

  Transforming the Gaming & Design Room at C:/dags is an ongoing challenge.  So far, students have worked together using the D3 methodology to analyze the space and talk about their ideas for how it should be used by students. This week a group of students created some quick prototypes for how the space could […]

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C:/dags Project of the Month: Avatar

This week, D3 facilitators led teachers through a PD workshop that was focused on developing the gaming culture of C:/dags.  The challenge was to create personalized “Avatars” as a means of developing identity and self directed learning opportunities. Teachers will bring this project to their advisory classrooms and walk their students through a similar D3 […]

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Bridges and Bananas

This week is spirit week at C:/dags and is marked by an outpouring of energy, color, and life. Many on campus went the extra mile to show school spirit, including Ms. Se and Ms. Owens, who dressed as twin bananas. On a more serious note, we had an opportunity to stop in on an after-school […]

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Mapping C:\DAGS

This week D3 facilitators met for a planning session with Mark Gomez, the Geography teacher at C:/dags, who has an idea for a new and exciting way to engage his students.  Using smart phones, students will scan QR codes strategically placed throughout the C:/dags campus that will provide focused challenges based on Geography content. Students […]

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Hallway Hieroglyphics Project Transforms C:\DAGS Walls

Tired of the empty hallways at school? Teachers at C:\DAGS taken the Hallway Hieroglyphics to soaring heights by connecting the project with a range of subjects from Geography to Debate. The Hallway Hieroglyphics projects puts students at the center of transforming the once-empty walls on campus using a couple simple tools: imagination & masking tape. […]

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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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