My son, Jacob, likes to spend a lot of time on the computer. In fact, many days we walk in the door of the house and the first thing he says is, “I call computer!”
I was thinking back to the things he did on the computer during winter break…
… he tracked Santa on Christmas Eve
… he checked out my personal blog, to see new pictures I posted
… he played some online games with other penguins on Club Penguin
… he built virtual Lego creations (and would constantly check the price as he built, b/c you can actually purchase your creations!)
… he played his Monster Jam game CD
… he listened to his favorite playlist on iTunes
Jacob doesn’t know a life without technology. Without computers. Without being connected. I think we need to remember that our children and our students have a voice about how they want to connect and how they want to learn.
Just some food for thought… now go design your own Lego creation.
Happy new year.