Last week I heard a presentation by Will Richardson, educator and author, who shared stories about new ways students are interacting with learning today.
Here are three examples he shared:
- He talked about Nate Butkus, a 7-year-old boy who has started his own science podcast.
- He shared the story of a young man in India, Siddarth Mandala, who is beta-testing self-protecting “shock” shoes for women to protect them from rapists.
- He showed photos of students who are building tree-houses in their school cafeteria to replace traditional furniture.
The common thread among all of these students is the new ways they can learn today: their abilities to find resources, access information, and see examples that feed and inform their passions. Continue reading