Designed by Students for Students! Thank You Angela Maiers and Staples!
Young entrepreneurs are making a difference all over the world today. Angela Maiers, teacher and innovator shares some of her favorite work designed by middle-school students; all students, parents and teachers will love this project! Designed by students for students-products these young innovators created because they know what they need. How powerful it is to give kids the chance to discover, share ideas, create and then sell their own products. If we give our students the tools and resources they need, they can truly soar. Below you will find young entrepreneurs helping each other while by doing what they do best-sharing what they know.
Who knows what a student needs to be successful in school better than a student?
A unique education program offered middle school students a chance to help create and design school products that solve some of their everyday problems. The results of their ideas are real-life products that are innovative, creative and extremely useful. These new school supplies are so original, that they will be hitting stores and online this summer.
Below, in the videos educator and innovator, Angela Maiers shares her favorite innovations in these videos. I can’t wait to see more. Please share to encourage your kids as well. They are capable of so much!
Click on each image to see the video of each project (short videos)…
The Pencil Case
History of Staples Designed by Students Project:
A bit of background history: Two schools, 48 students and a one-of-a-kind collaborative design process resulted in a ton of incredible ideas to help simplify the school day. With help from the product development team at Staples, over five weeks students were brought deep into the design process to understand every part of how products actually get made — and for a real client.
The students researched, ideated and even prototyped solutions to problems they identified as integral to their school day – from homework and lunch to lockers and organization solutions. Learn more by visiting Designed by Students.
You can also go behind the scenes to learn how these products were designed by visiting Staples.