Sixth and seventh graders at Sabin Middle School in Colorado Springs tackled a familiar challenge: how might we come up with a way to store headphones that prevents them from getting tangled? Many of us can relate to this common annoyance, which can become even more of a burden in a school that needs to store large quantities of headphones. Framing this design challenge around a familiar problem helps students relate to the challenge at hand and allows them to come up with innovative solutions.

Produced by Marsha West, Learning Coach and Storyteller at Sabin Middle School

About Emily Morris

Emily Morris is a Project Associate with the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools initiative.