Here is the D.Challenge #1 resource page.

IGNITE THE RECYCLING REVOLUTION!

Hey Guys! We should have a meeting to prepare for the FLL event. How about this Wednesday (Nov 2) after school? Have a splendid Sunday!
-Eliana

That works for me!
-
Lida


Suggestion for the B-Block team: In thinking about how to design a new system for the school and the loading dock, you should send a couple of students to go check out the system at Newton South High School. See what the other school does. Ideally, they could get a "tour" by a custodian or a well-informed South student.
-Sam G.

Found something
http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6401861/description.html
-Parker

Just so we know...we're having another mini not-so-board meeting in both classes tomorrow! (we'll work on a timeline)

ALSO, don't forget to add your friends to the survey!!

Next meeting -- Next Thursday X block (10/20)

To Do:

  • Design a short questionnaire for the mini maker faire (Next time B block and C block meets)
  • Researchers aren't just researches, builders aren't just builders: we should be doing both! For example, when we push around the recycling bins, we should be gathering data. (B block and C block)
  • Start exploring City Hall and Waste Management--look around the websites, etc. Post anything we figure out here! (C block can handle this)
  • Keep an eye on both surveys (student and teachers) -- invite friends to the survey!!! (B block and C block)
  • Custiodian interviews -- Mapping out where the recycling bins should go on each floor/ different types, the flow of the building...(B block can handle interviews and "mapping")
  • Figure out what can be recycled (Sam G.)

City hall information:
Environmental Affairs
Director of Environmental Affairs : Elaine Gentile
egentile@newtonma.gov
Responsibilities: To collect and dispose of refuse in an environmentally appropriate manner and to collect a variety of materials to be recycled in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Is this the person we should contact?
Recycling page:
http://www.ci.newton.ma.us/DPW/recycling/default.asp
Where does my recycling go page:
http://www.ci.newton.ma.us/DPW/recycling/residents/where_go.htm

I found another person:
So, Michael Cronin is Chief of Operations for the Newton Public Schools system. Well, the operations department has 3 sub-departments: Support Services, Food Services, and Environmental Affairs. This woman is the director of that third division.
Carol Chafetz - Director of Operations and Environmental Affairs
Carol_Chafetz@newton.k12.ma.us
617-559-9000
http://www.newton.k12.ma.us/operations/EnvironmentalServices.htm


Info for Waste Management in Somerville:
Figure out where our stuff goes...Might not be Somerville. Figure out a name we can ask question...Should we email costumer service for someone in particular we can talk to?

10 Poplar Street
Somerville, MA 02143 USA
Phone: 800-545-4560
Fax: 508-836-5605
Phone number for Customer service:
800-545-4560
Email Address for Customer Service:
csboston@wm.com


RECYCLE WHAT??!?!?!?!?!

Yes, we need a permanent recycling system at NNHS.



STEPS IN THE DESIGN CHALLENGE PROCESS (from IDEO):

DISCOVERY
I HAVE A CHALLENGE.
HOW DO I APPROACH IT?

1.Define the Challenge

understand the challenge



2. Prepare Research

identify sources of inspiration



3. Gather Inspiration

learn from individuals,groups,etc

INTERPRETATION
I LEARNED SOMETHING.
HOW DO I INTERPRET IT?

4.Tell Stories

share inspiring stories



5. Search for Meaning

define insights



6.Frame Opportunities

make insights actionable

IDEATION
I SEE AN OPPORTUNITY.
WHAT DO I CREATE?

7. Generate Ideas

facilitate brainstorming



8. Refine Ideas

do a reality check

EXPERIMENTATION
I HAVE AN IDEA.
HOW DO I BUILD IT?

9. Make Prototypes

create prototypes



10. Get Feedback

facilitate feedback conversation

EVOLUTION
I TRIED SOMETHING NEW.
HOW DO I EVOLVE IT?

11. Evaluate Learning

integrate feedback



12. Build the Experience

identify what's needed












What to ask other schools:
-how committed are you to recycling?
-who is in charge of your recycling?
-what systems have worked for you? How?
-how would you improve these systems?what improvements have you made so far.
-what motivates them to recycle and be green?
-how efficient is your system?
-what is different that makes their system more efficient?