Wow! I can’t believe what I learned just with reading Bud Hunt’s article and watching Logan LaPlante’s TED Talk. Both of them were incredible. I am so impressed that Bud Hunt talked about Make/Hack/Play. There are specific things that really stood out to me when reading and watching them. In the next two paragraphs I wanted to show you what really stood out to me as a learning educator.
The statement that really stood out to me is, “Beyond cameras, the metaphorical lenses or frames that we apply to our experiences can help us to better understand them, or to give us new ways of seeing what’s happening to or around us.” I can’t stop thinking about how right this statement is. I take pictures with my camera and I never thought of thinking of the lenses the way it is stated in the statement. The other statement that stood out to me is, “There are three lenses that seem essential for any learner’s toolbag, be that learner a student in a classroom, or one who frames the learning of others.” This article really opened my years to the different way I can view everything.
Here is the camera I look through every time I take a picture.
I really enjoyed this TED Talk, because it’s an actually teenager that is letting us be able to look into his view point. The boy asks “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Which is correct because most adults ask that question. This boy amazes me with how much he already now about. I know it took me a long time to find out half of the things that this teenager already knows about. Happy and healthy are doing these 8 things: exercise, diet & nutrition, time in nature, contribution & service, relationships, recreation, relaxation & stress management, and religious & spiritual involvement. He points out that schools teach students that making a living is more important rather than making a life. He quotes Sir Ken Robinson, “If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” Hacking is a way to make the school system better. We all need to have a hacker mindset. In the video he talks about his education, he calls it hack schooling. It has these four things in it: creativity hacker mindset, experiential classes & camps, technology & online resources, and happy & healthy 8 TLCS. This way of learning is flexible, opportunistic, and never loses sight of happy, healthy and creativity a priority. This helps with having students motivated with what they like. This helps students learn about real life lessons.
Here are the Hyperlinks to Bud Hunt’s article and Logan LaPlante’s TED Talk. If you have not seen these than I would highly recommend them.
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