Creating Capable Users (What are the three competencies young learners…
Creating Capable Users
Are teachers commited to making it positive?
Give more training
Raise teacher interest
What are the three competencies young learners should have?
Interact symbolically with the content
Understand the meaning of the content
Use topics of interest
What kind of users do we think the children will be?
reconceptualize curriculum around the technology
gain operational skill by using the technology
increase self-esteem and confidence through mastery
learn position of technology in today's social and cultural world
"Fat, stupid and aggressive" children
Recipient of content, not explorer
Mapping new technology around existing curriculum
What facilitates them becoming capable users?
"Pass back effect"
Combine digital and non-digital artifacts
Acknowledging that learners already have broad exposure