Now, don't take this to mean that they are ready to work. It's also a very social group who tends to buck the traditional classroom. Good thing for me that I bucked the traditional classroom ages ago too.
I tried to come up with an idea that would teach them technology skills in a way that they would appreciate when it hit me. Be like Google!
Take a moment and read the link, then come back here.
We just got started. In fact, only half my kids have written a proposal yet, but I'm thrilled with the direction they are heading. Here are our ideas so far...
- Writing, performing, and recording an original song.
- Writing and publishing an eBook.
- A number of web sites -- Weebly or Google.
- A programmable robot.
- A knock-off Temple Runner app.
- Original software.
It's amazing to see these kids already -- within an hour of hearing about the assignment -- researching what needs to be done.
We'll see where this goes, but I can't wait to see the final results.