Art + Tech + History

Northern Art Teacher

I wonder when the best learning takes place.  Does it happen in a classroom, or do we, as teachers, simply encourage learning in life by providing the tools needed to explore and pursue interests?

Yesterday morning, as I was preparing some eggnog coffee (very yummy, you should try it), I peeked into the living room to see my 7 year-old son working around his Lego toys with my iPad.  He saw that I was awake, and told me to come and look at what he had made.

Without any formalized lesson plan, he had created his own movie about the sinking of the Britannic using his legos and the Lego Movie Maker app.  We explored the app, and found out that his movie could be shown in black and white — he loved it, because it looked old.  We also found out that we could play music in the background…

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About Tech-Enabled Educator Network

The Tech-Enabled Educator Network grew out of a desire to showcase the work of innovative educators to preservice students and new teachers. While committed to professional excellence, most educators are humble by nature and reluctant to promote their work, even when it is exemplary. This modesty makes it challenging for new educators to learn from these educational innovators and greatly hampers the diffusion of innovation. Thus, the Tech-Enabled Educator Network seeks to take on the role of promoting the work of tech-enabled educators by featuring their exemplary blog posts, videos, podcasts, and conference presentations.

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