Are Kids Really Motivated By Technology?

8 Jan

Read this:

Are kids really motivated by technology? | SmartBlogs SmartBlogs.

Then Listen to This:

2 Pi: Rhymes and Radii

Jake Scott takes the time to understand his students and know what motivates and inspires them.  The technology he uses capitalizes on his understanding of their interests.  This, I think, is a perfect example of how technology can be leveraged in education–better yet, how it should be leveraged in education.

Rock On 2Pi!

5 Responses to “Are Kids Really Motivated By Technology?”

  1. Maryann February 6, 2013 at 5:17 am #

    “Basically what I’m arguing is that finding ways to motivate students in our classrooms shouldn’t start with conversations about technology. Instead, it should start with conversations about our kids. What are they deeply moved by? What are they most interested in? What would surprise them? Challenge them? Leave them wondering? Once you have the answers to these questions — only after you have the answers to these questions — are you ready to make choices about the kinds of digital tools that are worth embracing.”

    We need to ask these same questions at FCU- Do our prepared programs leave our kids moved- challenged or wondering…..inspiring enthusiasm is what we do daily- With the adoption of CCSS- I am hoping we have more opportunities to make our lessons come to life,,,,

    • J. Andrew Bairstow February 8, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Yes! Right on, Maryann. That is exactly the question we need to have answers to. Thank you.

  2. Maryann February 6, 2013 at 5:05 am #

    Pi: Rhymes and Radii

    I’ve always been a big fan of learning thru music- it is so engaging- and motivating!
    I’m thinking i need to write a rap to teach chapter 8 in Math in Focus. 🙂

  3. Mary Lou Donahoe January 17, 2013 at 8:51 pm #

    Not my style, but very interesting. Something to think about and implement to reach all students.

  4. Becky Wing January 8, 2013 at 3:34 pm #

    Love it!!! 🙂

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