Saturday, February 05, 2011

Habits and Habitats: Introducing the IDEA

View to the video to see what's going on at Glenbrook North High School.  The Idea Room reminds me of my visit to the Google offices in downtown Chicago.  Love the wall sized white board. Shouldn't all of our learning spaces be like this?

Just think about learners, not teacher, not students....just learners.

1 comment:

Ryan Bretag said...

It is interesting that the IDEA reminds you of the Google offices. When we began to conceptualize the space, I did a mini-ethnography study on spaces. One critical piece to that study involved experiences with and visits to Google offices in Chicago. In fact, a considerable portion of our administrative team visited the site to better understand space design that maximizes engagement.

We also spent considerable time at coffee shops, Apple stores and their Chicago offices, schools, universities, and many more.

It was an amazing experience for me to explore the depths and edges of space design.