Setting up your laptop

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Your Middle School Student Tech Team has created a series of videos to help you set up your school laptop. We have organized the series in order to help you get started smoothly. Please use the links below or above to access each series. Let us know if you have questions!


The Fun Theory


  • Choose one problem facing cities. Research possible reasons for the problem and some of the ways cities are trying to address these problem.
    • Traffic in LEDC
    • Traffic in MEDC
    • Pollution in MEDC
    • Pollution in LEDC
    • Crime
    • Homelessness
    • Physical fittness
    • Waste Management
    • Water quality
    • Population growth
    • Poverty
    • Inequality (gender, ethnic, etc)
    • Any other issue (with teacher consent)


Part 2: Find a Solution

In groups, you will design a FUN solution to an urban problem facing a specific city. 

Your design can be technological, legal, infrastructure, education, anything that you can think of. Money is not an issue.

You will need to:

  • Define the problem in the context of your city.
  • Create a design plan to your invention following each step of the MYP design cycle
  • Create a pitch for this solution