CreativeSeq-Validation

PDF Document  Validation Strategy Cards

THE PITCH (Grades 3 - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY; TECHNOLOGY LITERACY)
A "pitch" is a short and compelling description of the problem you're solving, who you are solving it for, and one key benefit that distinguishes it from other solutions that have been tried or implemented in the past.

External Link  Overview of the Pitch

PROTOTYPE (Grades K - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY)
By creating a representation (e.g. - a physical model, a drawing, etc.) of the solution to the driving question, students can ask users that might potentially utilize the solution for focussed feedback on what works well and what could be improved upon.

PDF Document Overview of Prototype

CRITICAL FRIENDS (Grades 3 - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; ETHICAL CITIZENSHIP; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY)
This protocol is useful in helping scaffold students (and others who may be giving feedback on the students' solution) give effective positive feedback, ideas and suggestions for improvement, and ideas for resources and information that could be looked into to make the presented solution even better.

PDF Document Overview of Critical Friends

GALLERY WALK (Grades K - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; ETHICAL CITIZENSHIP; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY)
An extremely useful protocol to elicit feedback on student solutions, especially when there are a number of solutions to review and you want to ensure that everyone gets a sufficient amount of feedback in a short time period.

External Link  Overview of Gallery Walk

VIDEO/AUDIO (Grades K - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY; TECHNOLOGY LITERACY)
Video and audio can be a compelling medium to portray the solution(s) students propose to the driving question they are presented with. In addition, videos and audio files can be easily shared with authentic audiences through sites such as YouTube, Vimeo, or SoundCloud.

Video Resources

External Link  WVideo - Online Video Editor
External Link  Magisto - Online Movie Editor
External Link  Resources and Tutorials for Video Production

Audio Resources

External Link  SoundCloud - Online Audio Sharing
External Link  Chirbit - Online Audio Recording and Sharing
External Link  Resources and Tutorials for Audio Production

WEBSITE/BLOG/WIKI (Grades K - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY; TECHNOLOGY LITERACY)
Websites, blogs, and wikis can be an easy and effective way for students to directly communicate their solution(s) to the driving question they are exploring to authentic audiences both near and far.

Website Resources

External Link  Wix - website Builder and Hosting
External Link  Weebly - website Builder and Hosting

Blog Resources

External Link  WordPress - Blog Builder and Hosting
External Link  Weebly - Blog Builder and Hosting
External Link  Blogger - Blog Builder and Hosting

Wiki Resources

External Link  Wikispaces - Wiki Builder and Hosting

ETHOS/LOGOS/PATHOS (Grades 3 - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; ETHICAL CITIZENSHIP; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY)
Within this protocol, students explore (1) is the solution that is presented credible (ethos), (2) is the solution clear and consistent (logos), and (3) how vivid or memorable is the solution (pathos).

External Link  Overview of Ethos/Logos/Pathos

VISUAL COMMUNICATION (Grades K - 12)

(COMMUNICATION)
This is a must across all grade levels - students need to be encouraged to not only communicate their ideas in oral or written form, but also visually. Students should be strategic in their use of supporting visuals to help communicate their solutions and how it addresses the driving question they are exploring.

NUF TEST (Grades 3 - 12)

(COMMUNICATION; PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY; TECHNOLOGY LITERACY)
Within this technique students explore whether the solution(s) they came up with related to the driving question is (1) New, (2) Useful, and (3) Feasible.

External Link  Overview of Nuf Test