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 - 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!
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 ELEMENTARY/PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AROUND THE WORLD:
ARE YOU A TEACHER IN ELEMENTARY/PRIMARY SCHOOL
AND WANT TO JOIN WITH YOUR CLASS?
It’s really easy: this is how it works:
1/ Have the children in your elementary/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 before 31 January 2024 (it takes about 1,5 minutes 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 2024, we will pick a limited amount of ideas (from each continent, if possible). It’s not a competition, but more like winning the lottery.
We will then connect to University Students (product designers) who will bring those selected ideas to life.
If an idea from your class gets chosen, then:
1/ We will notify you personally;
2/ With your class, you will be able to see work-in-progress pictures and/or videos from the university students;
3/ You will be able to see pictures and/or videos from the final result: a proof-of-concept made by the university students!
IF A DREAM MACHINE IDEA FROM YOUR CLASS GETS SELECTED
Then, we expect you to show the university students’ results (photos and/or videos) to the students in your class and send us some pictures and/or videos showing how your students respond to the proof-of-concept.
We are very much looking forward to seeing the Dream Machines from your class on our world map!
Our previous MyMachine DreamsDrop Campaigns have seen ❤️ Teachers from 30+ countries (on all continents) joining.
We have been able to pick 113 ideas so far, and
university students in Belgium (Howest University of Applied Sciences), Mexico (Monterrey Tech), and Costa Rica (Tecnólogico de Costa Rica) have created proofs-of-concept:
🌍 Check out their marvellous results here!
MyMachine DreamsDrop has been recognised by Fast Company as World-Changing Idea!