Smashboard Edu is problem-based learning & the design-thinking process smashed into a gamified experience!

The goal is to creatively explain a solution to a relevant, real-world problem.

Setup and Play

Each group of 3 or 4 receives a set of cards and a device (phone, tablet, or computer).

One note-taker needed per team. Notes can be taken analog or digitally.

Follow the steps for each card in order:

SOS card can be used once by the group during any point of the process to ask for help from the facilitator.

  1. Problem: 5-15 min
  2. Research: 5-15 min
  3. Solve: 15-35 min (extended time for creation)
  4. Share: 5-15 min
  5. Reflect: 5-15 min

Print YO Cards 👇

Smash a Problem!

Start with a relevant, real-world problem to be solved. Facilitator can create problem with participants or each group can create on their own.

In the classroom, teachers and students evaluate lesson objectives/essential question by asking:

What new information & skills will be (or has been) taught?

When might learners use this information & skills in the future?

How might they use this information & skills to help others?

With this in mind, teachers and students have a conversation to discover a relevant, real-world problem to solve.

Choose Analog or Digital Resources

⬢ Responses can be captured with simple resources like paper and pencil or interactive slides.

Solution explanations can be created with maker materials (see #MakerKitchen) or digital tools.

⬢ Activity Timers with Music can be used to control the time and mood for each step of the process.

Add Agency with Creative Apps

🙃 For advanced-play, spin the wheel below and try one or more apps to explain your solution!

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