Do you have an idea for a dream machine?
We invite you to upload your idea(s):
1/ Invent your Dream Machine - anything goes (well..., almost), as long as you really, really want it!
2/ Make a drawing of it - could be small or big, simple or complicated - you choose!
3/ Take a picture of your drawing and upload it - and receive your personalised MyMachine Diploma as Dream Machine Inventor!
tip: —upload your idea in your own language (it doesn't have to be English)—
A Manual for Teachers on how to upload (multiple) drawings by multiple students in their class can be found here.
OPEN CALL TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AROUND THE WORLD:
ARE YOU A TEACHER IN PRIMARY SCHOOL AND WANT TO JOIN WITH YOUR CLASS?
It’s really easy: this is how it works:
1/ have the children in the primary class invent and draw their Dream Machine(s) using our template to make drawings; use our guidelines to organise this one to two-hour session in the classroom;
2/ upload the drawings to our World Map of ideas (click "I Am A Teacher") before 12 February 2023 (it takes about 1 minute per drawing to upload);
3/ you, as a teacher, will receive via mail a personalised MyMachine Inventors Diploma for each uploaded idea.
SELECTION OF IDEAS:
In February 2023, we will pick (from each continent, if possible) a limited amount of ideas. It’s not a competition, but more like winning the lottery.
We will then connect to University Students (product designers) who will design a proof-of-concept for those selected ideas.
If an idea from your class gets chosen, then:
1/ we will notify you personally (expected: March 2023);
2/ with your class, you will be able to see work-in-progress pictures and/or videos from the university students (expected end of May 2023);
3/ you will be able to see pictures and/or videos from the final result: a proof-of-concept made by the university students! (expected end of May 2023)
For teachers who want to join with their class:
here you can find our Guidelines and Template
Our previous MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaigns have seen ❤️ Teachers from 30+ countries (on all continents) joining.
We have been able to pick 68 ideas so far, and
university students in Belgium (Howest University of Applied Sciences) and Mexico (Monterrey Tech) have created proof-of-concepts:
🌍 Check out their marvellous results here!
MyMachine DreamsDrop has been recognised by Fast Company for their World-Changing Ideas 2021!