Operation Primary Library

Matthew Wigdahl's 5th grade Design Thinking Genius Project


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The 5th graders in this group identified a classroom problem: the classroom library was unorganized, and students had no way of knowing who had which book. They designed a system, using an iPad app for a check-out tool. It allowed them to see what was checked out, as well as give recommendations. In organizing the books by title, they needed a way to show where sections started on the shelves. They measured and designed 3D parts to clip onto the edge of the shelves and give a sense of where different sections began. The clips were printed in PLA black, and white 3D letters were glued to the outside face of each clip.

They called it: Operation Primary Library!

This project was part of Matthew Wigdahl's student-selected Genius projects—as rooted in a Design Thinking framework for identifying needs and addressing them.

Link to Design Thinking Genius Planning Doc: http://tinyurl.com/ybolawsy

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