Ideation is the mode of the design process in which you concentrate on idea generation. Mentally it represents a process of “going wide” in terms of concepts fro building prototypes and getting innovative solutions into hands of your user


Point of view Statement:                                                                                                                                    Ms. Alvarez is an algebra teacher at lindblom and notices that her  students don’t have a good time with group activities or assignments.                                                                             

Point of view  Questions:                                                                  

  1. How could we make more group work more entertaining?
  2. How can I help the students to like social work?
  3. How can I find out which students like social work?
  4. How can I assign good independent work?
  5. How might I get the class to engage more ?
  6. How might other teaching styles work in both the students’ and my favor?
  7. How can we have an after school club for students that like social work?
  8. How much time should we spend on a lesson
  9. How can I challenge my class?


Brainstorm 60 ideas that address these questions:

  1. ask teachers for advice
  2. Ask class For what they want to learn (what way)
  3. make surveys
  4. make an optional start of class
  5. Put worksheets
  6. Do book-work
  7. make tests
  8. tell students to talk to each other during work
  9. allow open time for all class but still do work
  10. inform students on social work
  11. reward students on social activities
  12. let class walk around school to do work
  13. give open time in class
  14. let students pick on what homework they want to do
  15. observe class behavior
  16. Give harder work
  17. ask teachers for lesson plans
  18. copy lesson plans of the internet
  19. make a math team
  20. ask the math department
  21. have a 30 min social break
  22. get rid of hard lessons
  23. give a pop quiz once a week
  24. give out surveys to find out what students like
  25. suspend students for not listening
  26. call the dean
  27. give extra assignments to students ahead
  28. give 5 minutes personal attention
  29. help every student
  30. try new styles every week
  31. transfer classes
  32. host after school study hall
  33. make a website that takes affect from students for class work
  34. Quit… 🙂
  35. take a vacation and come back hoping he students are more excited for class
  36. play music to make group activities more interesting
  37. do nothing and cry
  38. become more aggressive with students
  39. kick out students who wont listen
  40. take 10 minute breaks every class to check in everyone’s understanding
  41. allow students to have 5 minute break
  42. stalk to your student
  43. talk to your department
  44. ask TA’s to help assist you
  45. let students do group projects
  46. study other teachers teaching styles
  47. ask students on their opinion
  48. talk to the principal
  49. talk to the deen
  50. don’t throw multiple concepts to the students
  51. give students at least 2 weeks to understand concepts
  52. spark up the class period
  53. let students to partner work
  54. let students do partner assignments
  55. do your lesson plans
  56. create group discussion
  57. let the students do group readings
  58. limit the note taking
  59. relate to the students when you teach
  60. make an app
  61. show math videos
  62. do group projects that make the majority of their grade


  TOP 3                                  


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