Saturday, September 27, 2014
Exploring with TASK
Students love the open-ended opportunities found through TASK. Created by Oliver Herring, TASK is a participatory, action and exploration experience for all ages, which nurtures creative thinking and divergent outcomes.
Students had access to specific materials which served as one of the constraints, the other constraint was time, as this took place in less than a full class period, allowing time for presentation and reflection.
This example made by a 4th grader was prompted by the TASK: Score a point for the Spurs! She created a full mini-basketball court with an interactive ball for others to "play" basketball too.
This birthday cake was prompted by the TASK: Celebrate with a friend!
Here is an example of a student's response to the TASK: Perform a magic trick! We didn't necessarily have a magic set in the classroom, but he adapted classroom supplies, applied some science, and performed a "magic" trick for others. Problem-solving, and innovative thinking through "creating."