Acting Like Designers
Before working on their final designs, I also took students through the act of creating a "Mood Board" to help better define their product. They combined images and words while thinking about their product and consumer to give an overall feel for their design as well as hone in on their point of view as the designer. I had never done this before with students. It is such a quick and easy activity to do and it helps secure their idea before finalizing their sketch.
Here are some of the results:
Sometimes I think the people at Scholastic are reading my mind. This issue could not have come at a better time!