Welcome to the EduTECH Asia 2017 Iron Tech Challenge!

This workshop is built on the Iron Tech model, pioneered by Krista Moroder at ISTE 2013. It is amplified through the Stanford D School’s Crash Course in Design Thinking. You’ll start the challenge by collaborating with friends, new or old. There are three menus, or challenges. You chose one of the challenges from the Google Form that you filled out prior to the conference. Once you arrive at the workshop I will give you a set of secret “ingredients” (tools and/or constraints), based upon that challenge, that you will  include in your Ed-Tech “meal.” You’ll have 120 minutes to work, then 30 minutes to reflect and present your works-in-progress.

Please know that there is no expectation that your work will be polished, or even finished. The goals are three-fold:

  • Build relationships through working together toward a common goal.
  • Encourage risk-taking and innovation in a safe, no-harm, no-foul environment.
  • Have fun! Be a little crazy!

The Three Challenges:

Fusion Cuisine Challenge: Develop a project-based unit tied to your subject area. Present the PBL.

Fine Cuisine Challenge: You’re writing an application for a technology grant. Present how you will use the funds.

Corporate Cuisine Challenge: You’re developing a new app to help teachers solve a specific problem. Pitch your idea.

Let’s use this TodaysMeet as the backchannel for the session.



Krista Moroder has given her expressed, textual consent to the use of her materials.

Stanford D School generously shares their Design Thinking Crash Course materials under CREATIVE COMMONS LICENSE: ATTRIBUTION-NONCOMMERCIAL-SHAREALIKE 4.0 INTERNATIONAL.  Credits: Jeremy Utley, Scott Doorley, George Kembel, Perry Klebahn, Mark Hanlon, Janetti Chon, and Bruce Boyd


By Pixabay:

Corporate Cuisine” CC0 Creative Commons

Fusion Cuisine” CC0 Creative Commons

Fine Cuisine” CC0 Creative Commons


Design Thinking by Gabriella Levine: Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)