26 Sep '11, 4pm

The role of technology in connecting kids to nature? New post in our blog explores @RichLouv's hybrid mind idea + more.

The role of technology in connecting kids to nature? New post in our blog explores @RichLouv's hybrid mind idea + more.

Tools, Trees, and the Necessity of Failure September 22, 2011, by Dina Strasser Recently, not far from Orion’s home in western Massachusetts, educator and writer Dina Strasser led a workshop for Teaching the Hudson Valley , an organization for Hudson River educators. Her workshop, “Place and the Digital Native,” challenged participants to think critically about the role of technology in connecting kids to nature—and about the opportunities, difficulties, and open questions in store for us all as we attempt to remain human in a digital age. As a teacher, I’ve found that when failure is imminent, it’s good to be up front about it. So when I discovered that I had no idea how to work the older-model GPS devices the workshop coordinators had so kindly provided for our geocache, the only honest thing to do was embrace the failure—and ask my participants to do so with me. Geocach...

Full article: http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/newsfrom187/entry/...

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