The Consumption

I keep telling people, parents and teachers, that the important thing is to make sure that kids get some experience of technology beyond mere consumption, and that preferably, they learn to create with it. I’m worried, though. Are we falling into another kind of consumption? Continue reading The Consumption

The Pixel Painter

Every time you’re tempted to complain about your tools or feel that technology is holding you back, just remember that all of this was created with MS Paint by a ninety seven year old who doesn’t see so good any more.

Creativity is all about working within your limitations, thereby escaping them.

Douglas Rushkoff’s Mindful Lens on Technology

Douglas Rushkoff presents an interesting perspective on computing in the classroom over at Edutopia. He talks about why making technology invisible in learning isn’t necessarily a good thing. Well worth a read.

I was raised back in the day when teachers showed 16mm films in the classroom. It was a special event: the A/V librarian would wheel in an aqua-colored Bell & Howell projector, one of us nerdy types would wind the film through the various rollers, the screen would come down, the lights would go off and the magic would begin. Even the most boring film was still surrounded by this specialness, which set it apart from business-as-usual in the classroom.

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