I am a geek ; I love electronics. There are so many simple toys that students can use to design, create, think critically, problem solve....The ones I have played the most with are : Arduino, Drones, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing. Maybe we can turn making into service making (make something for another)
I am a "trend tracker". I keep looking for new/better/best tools for my students to utilize to enhance their learning. That could be to help them learn better or demonstrate their learning. I am getting wary of using the word "technology". It seems to elicit fear & trepidation in many. Sometimes a pencil and paper are the best tool (they were technology at one time). Engineers do it, Doctors do it... "BAT" best available technology. This is a mobile generation who expects things at their fingertips. They have always known iPods & cell phones & Google & Wikipedia and expect creation and interaction and social.
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