Reflection: Real World Applications Designing An Eco-friendly Building Part 4 - Section 3: Defending the Design


My strategy is Using Authentic Scenarios to create an audience for my students. I explain, "You are designing for a world wide organization working to create buildings for the homeless. They are looking for innovative designs to build. Describe why your design would be the best solution for the company." I give the company a name and I explain the economics of the best design solution in the movie below.

It becomes a much easier piece to write when the audience is defined. I have found that the students do a much better job supporting designs when they can write persuasively. In the movie below I am creating the audience for my student writing. 


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Designing An Eco-friendly Building Part 4

Unit 6: Designing for the Future: Eco Friendly Building
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT determine the best idea for a eco-friendly building.

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