Fostering Creativity in Students

Fostering creativity and innovation in students is easier said than done. Creativity has been identified as one of the 4C’s (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity) that all students must learn in order to become successful 21st-century citizens. At ACS (the American Community School of Amman, Jordan), our student profile […]

Building Empathy with Virtual Reality

As a technology instructor, one of the best parts about my job is the ability to play with the latest devices and explore ways to integrate them into education. Last year, I was finally able to get my hands on Google Cardboard and experience virtual reality for the first time. […]

Project Rock

It all started from an abstract thought. I didn’t know what I wanted to do at first, but I knew I wanted to create a product that individuals would want to purchase one day. It took me a while for the thought of building an electrical guitar to come into […]


This Thursday the High School launched design.make.change.  This is our effort to explicitly teach Design Thinking as a problem-solving tool to our students.  In doing so, the students will also embark on passion projects to put Design Thinking to the test.  We are really excited to see what they come up […]

Design Thinking: A Case Study

The following article is a overview of a unit for a design class. The focus of the class is to create products using CAD programing and Design Thinking. Students walk through the design process as they analyze the needs of a client, define the problem they want to address, create […]