Sketching for a Better Educational Product: A Workshop for Teachers

Great post! Will be very useful for digital tech.

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PyCon logoI am a teacher by profession, but I have always programmed for fun.  I went to PyCon, a conference for people who use the programming language Python, for the first time this past spring.  Throughout my career as a teacher, I have noticed elements of the programming culture that would benefit educators.  When I listened to the talks at PyCon, I saw opportunities everywhere for teachers to learn from how programmers and their colleagues work to create high-quality products that many of us use on a daily basis.  One of the areas we can learn from relates to visual design.

The Problem: Assuming students have basic design skills

As teachers, we often assign projects which require students to lay out and organize information.  Many of these projects require an understanding of basic design concepts if students are to do a good job. But who teaches students…

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