Old school cardboard meets new school technology

Often in debates over educational technology there’s a false dichotomy presented – kids can play on devices or they can do the old-school creating with their hands.

Yet left to their own devices, my students made a fort with alarms and sound effects to protect it from unwanted intruders using scratch and Makey Makeys.

Lesson learned: we need to give kids broad experiences and then step back to let them play.

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