By Catameron Bobino
Videos, interactives and lessons included in this list can bolster skills that lead to innovative thinking: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. Head back into the classroom with resources for invigorating learning in 2016. For full access to PBS LearningMedia, create a free PBS LearningMedia account. With PBS LearningMedia build interactive lessons and quizzes to create more media rich teaching and learning opportunities in your classroom.
Innovative Thinking: Steven Johnson | Video | Grades 1-13+
Watch as Steven Johnson, the host of the PBS series How We Got to Now, shares his advice for fostering innovative thinking: have diverse interests, follow your hunches, and don’t be afraid to fail. The series tells the stories behind the ideas and inventions that made the modern world possible.
Innovation in Action | Videos | 3-12
These resources explore the critical and creative skills that engineers, inventors, musicians, farmers, and scientists rely on to develop the innovative products and processes that underpin our everyday lives.
Inventing with the Wright Brothers | Video | Grades 5-8
In celebration of the anniversary of the Wilbur and Orville Wright's historic first flight in 1903, this fast-paced webcast gives students in sixth to eighth grades an introduction to the Wright brothers and the process of innovation. The program uses the Wright Flyer as a starting point to explore the concepts of flight.