Growthfiti

Growthfiti is the only visual thinking platform that captures ideas and questions visually for every learner in the era of collaboration.

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Growthfiti is a platform to capture student doodling over time and over multiple disciplines. Throughout each day, students will use a combination of text and doodling to ask questions, capture ideas, and reflect on learning. These doodles can be captured electronically or with pen and paper, photographed, and then uploaded.  Students will store their Growthfiti on the Growthfiti platform to either keep privately (think private pinterest) or to share with their classmates, or share globally. This platform will act as a time capsule to collect student's thinking and learning over time. The public Growthfiti walls can be used amongst peers to spark discussion, curiosity, and questioning. This idea was generated as a mashup between "Cross-Sector Doodling" and "The Inspiration Wall." We like that this hybrid of ideas allows students to make connections through all subjects and lessons, and that Growthfiti can help to meet students where they're at (differentiate) and act as a processing and reflection mechanism (metacognitive exercise). This is a communal space which will then allow for collaboration and discussion.

How does this idea help to spark student curiosity?

Doodling (and drawing) has been proven through research to help the brain process more quickly than writing. Students will have an open space (both private and public) to capture ideas in a limitless way. Students will be able to see their own progression of thinking as well as the progression of others. This will help to spark curiosity within oneself as well as with others. The hope is that Growthfiti allows students to make discoveries and see connections that they may have otherwise missed!

What grade level is this idea most appropriate for?

  • All of the above

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So great to see Growthfiti's concept developed. I am going to put it into action in the IDEAS Center. Stay tuned for some images!

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Hi Margaret, this is awesome - but it looks like your idea hasn't been officially published yet. If you're done drafting, just press the blue Publish button at the top of the page and it will be added to the Design Sprint. We're so happy to see your idea from the Mash-Up here!

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Brett! Thank you for bringing this to my attention! Just "published."
All the best,
Maggie

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Yay! Thanks Margaret. Again, it's awesome to have your idea added to the Collaboration. I bet Sara and Cathy would love to hear from you about the new Mashed-Up idea. If you have a minute, feel free to comment on their ideas:
Inspiration Wall: https://teachersguild.org/challenge/how-might-we-spark-student-curiosity/ideate/inspiration-wall
Cross-Sector Doodling: https://teachersguild.org/challenge/how-might-we-spark-student-curiosity/ideate/cross-sector-doodling

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Team

Also, do you mind linking to their ideas within your post? Would make it easier for others to see how the idea grew.

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Thanks for posting this, Margaret! Can you add the names of all of us who collaborated in this group at ILC? Thank you!

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Hi Sandee! I'm so glad you posted. I actually don't have all the group member's names. Could you help me with this list? (Do you know all of our group member names?) Thank you!

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Thanks, Margaret! Kaitlyn Huston was with me from our school, but I am not sure she's on the guild. I will chat with her today. The gentleman in our group was a presenter. I'll look back in the conference materials and see if I can remember his name. I am not sure who the other woman was.

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I love seeing how this grew out of the event at ILC. Great work!

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So awesome to see this! I had so much fun collaborating with all of you and creating our awesome product!