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Making Good New Ideas

We cannot simply shift classroom life to demand great new ideas from students without first preparing them and equipping them to do such building.

Each student must possess a toolkit of synthesis strategies and skills.

1. Browse this FNO article from June of 2001 and consider the challenge of equipping students with the creative "technology" to build new ideas. Create an Inspiration diagram to keep track of 5-10 synthesis strategies.

2. Learning log: What does your school need to do to make certain that every student is well schools in these techniques?

3. Browse this FNO article from September of 2001 and step through the idea building process.

4. Learning log: How is research to inspire the building of new ideas different from classic school research?

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