(I have included in this post the Google Presentation that I used today with all of the steps that I will be describing.)
To have students identify a problem or human need I had them answer the following questions on a white board.
What problems exist...
in the community?
in the state?
in the country?
for the elderly?
Next, I had students do a gallery walk around the classroom looking at the problems other groups of students came up with and I had them add these new problems to their own list.
Once every group had a large list of problems, I had them create prompts, such as "I would like to raise awareness about..."
Finally, I had students create ideas by combining the prompts and ideas that they came up with. There ideas needed to address a specific problem, who there audience was, and how they were planning on implementing their idea.
This worked out well considering I thought about it and created the steps in one night. Today, was a good day!!