Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Safety in 3D

“The NVIV (Next Vista Inspiring Video) series of posts are written by Rushton Hurley and designed to provide students and teachers with fascinating discussion prompts.”

In An Illusion for Good, Rush features two elementary school students who figure out a way to make roads safer for pedestrians.

He gives the following prompts to accompany this video:

“What if you were in charge of finding a way to get cars to drive more safely around your school?

Would you put up more signs?

Create an information campaign for parents?

What around you is so common that you don’t notice it? Is it trash on the campus grounds, or instructions given to you by a teacher, or perhaps something else?

If you can identify something (like the crosswalk) that isn’t doing its job, perhaps because it is too obvious, can you come up with a new way of making it achieve its purpose?"


What a great activity this would be for students! First, they would need to identify a community problem. Then they would need to brainstorm ideas on how to solve the problem. There might be several ideas that students like and can get into groups in order to work on that solution. This would enable them to use skills they learn in the classroom in a real-life situation.

Please check out the video and think of other prompts you might come up with. Please share.

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