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Creative Tools for Educators

While text-editors (e.g. Google Docs, MS Word) might be useful for writing a lecture, they’re not an intuitive medium for designing experiences that are open-ended, challenging, and exciting to both students and educators. This project explores how educators might design learning experiences using alternative tools such as Trello, Milanote, storyboarding, and a tool that we’re developing.


Our inspiration comes from the design world, where tools like Sketch or Figma help designers bring ideas to life. From the creative computing movement (Scratch) and efforts to support creative expression and collaboration. From HCI pioneers like Alan Kay and more recently Vi Hart and Bret Victor. From advocates for multiple ways of knowing and thinking (bell hooks, Sherry Turkle). And from the countless educators and young people we have and continue to work with.