Using 1:1 to foster creativity will help students problem solve, reach higher levels of thinking, and be more fully engaged. #pbvtech
— Steve Johnson (@SJohnsonEDU) July 14, 2014
I can’t think of a better way to help students solve 21st century problems than to give them tools that foster creativity. A 1:1 device is great, but it’s not the end in and of itself. It’s a means to an end, and the “end” includes–but is not limited to–learning, problem solving, and reaching higher levels of thinking.
If you haven’t seen the following video, I highly recommend it:
Sir Ken Robinson is right on. We are born with creativity. My four and three-year-old children draw, pretend, sculpt, decorate, (play) cook, ask questions–and then ask more questions–all the time. Creativity fosters better learning, but it’s also helpful for living a happy life. My children are most happy when they play. I’m most happy at play.
Creativity is critical to our existence in many different ways.