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Learn like a kindergartner: High Tech, Dan Pink, and A Love of Learning

Remember “Everything I Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten”?

Well imagine that concept with the technology of today.

That is what Professor Mitch Resnick discusses in this hour-long video about technology and learning.  Learn like a kindergartner.

Don’t you remember those times?  When you wanted to go to school?  Things were new and fun.  We were motivated to learn.  We were excited about new experiences.

As the “new” of the school year begins to wear off for some of us, this video reminds us of what education can be.

Technology adds an element of play to learning.  And AWNM reflects the importance of this aptitude in the modern economy.  So why not infuse a little “playful” element to your classroom?

Technology can also enhance our mastery and result in added autonomy, which are two of the key factors in motivation as stated by Dan Pink in Drive.  What about incorporating that old favorite of kindergarten, the “sensory station”?

This week I’m going to take a bit of time and try to think like a kindergartner.  I’m going to reflect back on those simpler, innocent times and see what I can share with my students.  Maybe they can re-experience some of that love of learning that they sometimes forget.  I hope I can too.

Learn like a kindergartner all your life: play, design and share – Boing Boing.


Posted by on September 13, 2010.

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Categories: Daniel Pink, Design, Drive, Play, Symphony

2 Responses

  1. Where can I get the painting? What is it’s title. I am a school teacher and this is a beautiful conversation piece for students.
    Thank you

    by AEJ on Nov 8, 2010 at 11:55 pm

  2. Thank you for reading!!

    The picture is from Wiki Commons and can be found here:

    The painting itself is by Hugo Oehmichen and is entitled “Im Kindergarten”.

    Unfortunately I could not find a higher resolution photo, but Wiki Commons does state that it is in the public domain.

    Hope that helps. Please let me know how it goes!

    by Curt on Nov 9, 2010 at 3:47 pm

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