This past weekend, my husband, dad, stepbrother, and I played 18 holes in a charity golf tournament and we had so much fun. We didn't win, but we also didn't lose, and we had so much fun on what turned out to be a nearly perfect summer day. I'm so glad I tried something new and that I stuck with it, practiced, and learned a new hobby.
The older I get, the more I realize how important it is to try new things and to always be learning. And I've also realized that for me, LEARNING is DOING. I don't learn much by just asking someone else to tell me what to do or to do it for me, or when I just watch a YouTube video to show me something. I learn so much more when I dig in and figure it out myself.
This year, 8th grade students and teachers will have iPads to use as learning tools. It's something new, and it's something I will need to DO to LEARN.
In the spirit of learning more, I'd like to share a recent message I received from a coworker, the one in charge or distributing our technology:
Think of it all this way. When someone does something for you all the time, you never learn anything. You never learn any of the "why" or "how" associated with the task. Doing leads to understanding. When the teachers and students "do" their own device management (installing...etc.) then they will learn how... and through encountering issues and fixing them, they will learn "why". This leads to understanding. It is the same principle that most of us use to learn and figure things out.
Sent from FirstClass with my iPad