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Sowing the Seeds for a More Creative Society

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Presenter Mitchel Resnick

People complain about schools but not about Kindergarden.

Creative learning spiral

Imagine
Create
Play
Share
Reflect
Imagine

Develop technology with a Low Floor and High Ceilings
Develop technology with Wide Walls

Telling some great stories of what students have created through a MIT program. Iceland, Singapore, US. Amazing products!

Showing off Scratch (If you haven’t downloaded and played with the program…do it! Actually download it and give it to a kid….they’ll master if before you will. 🙂 )

Scratch is AWESOME!
-Drag and drop pictures from the internet.

Is technology “tinkerable” (a.k.a hackable?)

Cricket being released today.

We need to develop critical thinkers. In Kindergarten we allow student to explore and tinker. After kindergarten you’re not allowed to tinker. Both as a teacher and as a student?

We need to network together
We need to get people thinking in new ways
We need to build communities.

Life needs to more like Kindergarten.

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

3 Comments

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  3. Hi Jeff,
    Is there a place/space where people who are trying Scratch can share ideas?

    Nice to meet you the other night (for real, not in SL) 😉

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