Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Saw this page of different bookcases and I thought to myself, "there is always a fresh way to look at any structure". Show these to your students before giving them a design project to encourage their creativity.
I once gave my middle schoolers an assignment to redesign their notebooks. They had a hard time moving beyond what they knew. Once they allowed themselves to be creative and maybe a little crazy, it turned into a project they all enjoyed. I started it off by having them brainstorm answers to the question: What I hate about my notebook!
At the top of everyones hate list was homework.
[Image: Captured from freshome.com: http://freshome.com/2008/02/25/30-of-the-most-creative-bookshelves-designs/]
[Original source: Neatorama: http://www.neatorama.com/2008/02/26/a-gallery-of-creative-bookshelf-designs/]