Tool Time


Collaborative protocol for quickly developing tools, graphic organizers and more to meet the needs of your design.

This Gets You
to work with a partner or small group to quickly actualize a prototype for a tool, rubric, graphic organizer, or other need in your instructional design. 

Keep in Mind
this is a rapid tool brainstorm. Use pens and paper to create prototypes that can then be polished and published for an audience. 

How to:

  • Create a space for rapid tool prototyping with paper and pens.
  • In pairs or small groups take turns pitching a tool or need for your instructional design: rubric, graphic organizer, poster, template, etc.
  • The partners will rapidly sketch a potential tool idea, iterate share, revise, and improve for 5-7 minutes.
  • At the end of the time, put the tools generated aside and the other partner will pitch need for the next ideation round.
  • You may want to create a Tool Commons where participants can see, and share in, all of the prototypes.

*HINT: Using the same size and type of paper for all of the tool creation will make scanning the tools as package easier, and sharing the file among the group.

ToolCommons

 

ToolTime