OpenIDEO's brainstorming in a box could be adapted for schools and orgs as a way for teachers/faciliators to encourage social impact -- it's fun, easy, and by localizing it, people can see the realization stage in their local community.
OpenIDEO elves created this nifty kit (
click here) for us, to facilitate the process of inspirations and concepts. Can't something like this happen at the classroom or small group level offline. Sure, we can do OpenIDEO kids online (which btw would riz-ock, and may be a forthcoming concept), but kids who can work together in groups in physical space would be pretty darn special. Being part of each phase within a cohort would be great to see how social impact starts with rough ideas, and transforms into something simple but magical – know, i know, i'm edging concepting, so I'll stop here.
Thanks oi-elves for hooking us up with the kit.