WHAT is it?
Ideation is the process of idea generation. Mentally it represents a process of “going wide” in terms of concepts and outcomes. Ideation provides the fuel for building prototypes and driving innovative solutions.
WHY do we teach it?
Ideate in order to step beyond obvious solutions. We ideate to harness the collective perspectives and strengths of our teams. We ideate to create fluency (volume) and flexibility (variety) in our innovation options.
HOW do we teach it?
We ideate in teams, though we can also ideate individually. We ideate using many techniques.
Use Twitter or Edmodo, facebook or Skype to reach out to other classrooms or people ask for their ideas
Look to the commercial world for ideas
Invite Parents, Community leaders
Try different creativity techniques
Use collaborize to collect and vote
Resources & tools
Ideate Mode card: http://bit.ly/qAuQb4
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