Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Favorite comments of '14, cont: Anonymous and Cynthia812

On What could be more important than unlocking the world for kids? :

Anonymous said...
"I'm seeing kids tinkering."

Kids can tinker at home (I wish more of them would; video games allow for tinkering but not of this sort). Their tinkering is far more informed (and likely to result in something useful and truly creative) if it's supported by some content knowledge.

They can also tinker in shop class (too bad that no longer exists) where they are guided by experience teachers who know a lot about tinkering (and also content).

Cynthia812 said...
Halfway through I started hoping you had somehow stumbled on an Onion article. It's getting hard to tell the difference.

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