When I showed my students the list of “ten things to do with a laptop” that Gary Stager showed us, they were immediately engaged. More so than I thought they would be. (Watch Gary’s ten things keynote here.)
The next day, I overheard them talking. One boy said, “I want to build a killer robot.” Another, “I want to make a video game.”
OK, I owe it to them. I’m the one who showed them the list after I returned from ITEC11. We have laptops. What’s missing? Nothing. They need to be let loose to create.
So, we are having our first genius hour. Next week. Our first, but not our last.Images by Denise Krebs edited on Polyvore, Big Huge Labs, and Photovisi, shared with CC 3.0 license.