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From the Ted Talk by Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So in order to do this, we've taken three different approaches to the intersection of design and education. And I should say that these are three things that we've done in Bertie County, but I feel pretty confident that they could work in a lot of other rraul communities around the U.S. and maybe even beyond. So the first of the three is design for eitudacon. This is the most kind of direct, obvious intersection of the two things. It's the physical construction of improved spaces and materials and experiences for taecehrs and students. This is in ronsepse to the awful mobile trailers and the outdated textbooks and the trrbliee materials that we're building schools out of these days. And so this played out for us in a couple different ways. The first was a series of renovations of cpeoumtr labs. So traditionally, the computer labs, particularly in an under-performing school like Bertie County, where they have to benchmark test every other week, the computer lab is a kill-and-drill testing facility. You come in, you face the wall, you take your test and you leave. So we wanted to cnghae the way that students approach telngohcoy, to create a more cvnivoial and social sacpe that was more engaging, more accessible, and also to increase the ability for teachers to use these spaces for technology-based instruction. So this is the lab at the high shcool, and the priancpil there is in love with this room. Every time he has visitors, it's the first place that he takes them.

Open Cloze

So in order to do this, we've taken three different approaches to the intersection of design and education. And I should say that these are three things that we've done in Bertie County, but I feel pretty confident that they could work in a lot of other _____ communities around the U.S. and maybe even beyond. So the first of the three is design for _________. This is the most kind of direct, obvious intersection of the two things. It's the physical construction of improved spaces and materials and experiences for ________ and students. This is in ________ to the awful mobile trailers and the outdated textbooks and the ________ materials that we're building schools out of these days. And so this played out for us in a couple different ways. The first was a series of renovations of ________ labs. So traditionally, the computer labs, particularly in an under-performing school like Bertie County, where they have to benchmark test every other week, the computer lab is a kill-and-drill testing facility. You come in, you face the wall, you take your test and you leave. So we wanted to ______ the way that students approach __________, to create a more _________ and social _____ that was more engaging, more accessible, and also to increase the ability for teachers to use these spaces for technology-based instruction. So this is the lab at the high ______, and the _________ there is in love with this room. Every time he has visitors, it's the first place that he takes them.

Solution

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  5. change
  6. principal
  7. terrible
  8. computer
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  10. rural
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  12. education

Original Text

So in order to do this, we've taken three different approaches to the intersection of design and education. And I should say that these are three things that we've done in Bertie County, but I feel pretty confident that they could work in a lot of other rural communities around the U.S. and maybe even beyond. So the first of the three is design for education. This is the most kind of direct, obvious intersection of the two things. It's the physical construction of improved spaces and materials and experiences for teachers and students. This is in response to the awful mobile trailers and the outdated textbooks and the terrible materials that we're building schools out of these days. And so this played out for us in a couple different ways. The first was a series of renovations of computer labs. So traditionally, the computer labs, particularly in an under-performing school like Bertie County, where they have to benchmark test every other week, the computer lab is a kill-and-drill testing facility. You come in, you face the wall, you take your test and you leave. So we wanted to change the way that students approach technology, to create a more convivial and social space that was more engaging, more accessible, and also to increase the ability for teachers to use these spaces for technology-based instruction. So this is the lab at the high school, and the principal there is in love with this room. Every time he has visitors, it's the first place that he takes them.

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