Spymaster

Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.

Spymaster: Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.
Entertaining language training adaptable to all topics; although the more abstract it gets the more difficulties you’ll have to face.

Language and memory training, honing your skills of expression, understanding connections – all as an entertaining, competitive game of two groups.

Number of People: 6-20

Time: 0.5 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, classroom

Equipment:

  • pens in 3 different colours
  • paper

Link to desription (doc): Spymaster_Modified_En

Draw (how to Make) Toast

DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.

Number of Persons: 6-30

Place/Space: indoor, room enough for everyone to be seated at tables

Equipment:

  • flip chart (or stock of paper and clear wall space to mount notes for everyone to see)
  • post it’s
  • markers
  • masking tape

Link to description (doc): Draw-Toast_En

Link to original detailed description (PDF): Draw Toast-web
Link to TED-video

Open Space

Open Space
Open Space is at the heart of almost every unconference we design. It allows groups from 5-2.000 people to create an agenda live in less than an hour for a complete multi-track conference. Participants are given simple guidelines that help the day flow. Then, at the close of a day, everyone gathers together to share what unfolded.

Black Market of Knowledge

Hannah Hurtzig explains the black market of knowledge.

The transfer of knowledge as a communicative and performative act. The starting point is an interesting and current topic on which local knowledge has been accumulated. The market creates a space to retrieve this knowledge. The individual conversations of experts and discussion partners can be followed by observers (”black listeners”).
(Idea by Hannah Hurtzig, MobileAcademy [link to video])

Number of People: 50–1000

Time: 3–10 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, a room that is large enough to accommodate all participants and also has room for all tables. Lounge.

Equipment:

  • Small tables (for 2 people)
  • Table lamp
  • Microphones
  • Headsets for audience
  • Installation for the transmission of the conversations
  • Acoustic signal, such as a gong

Link to desription (doc): Black Market of Knowledge

Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future

Collaboration. Communication. Critical thinking. Creativity. – Should be present in all classrooms. Joe Ruhl received his bachelors and masters degrees at Purdue University and he has been sharing the joys of biology with kids for 37 years. He presently teaches Biology, Genetics, and Science Research courses at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Joe and his wife Gail have two children and two grandchildren. The National Association of Biology Teachers named Joe Ruhl the Outstanding Biology Teacher of Indiana in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded a Golden Apple Teaching Award by the Lafayette, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In 1989 he was honored at the White House as Indiana’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. In 1996 he received the Purdue University College of Science Distinguished Alumnus Award for Excellence in K-12 Science Teaching. In 2004 he was awarded the Purdue College of Education’s Crystal Apple Teaching Award. And in 2012 he was honored with the Shell National Science Teaching Award. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Learn more at https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program.

Blindfolded Soccer

Blindfolded soccer is a variant of soccer with additional handicap, making it a trust building game.

Number of People: 8–20 (ideally dividable by four)

Time: arbitrary

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, small playground

Equipment:

  • a ball (for example, a soccer ball)
  • two goals
  • blindfolds for half of the players

Link to desription (doc): Blindfolded Soccer