Monday, February 15, 2010

PLN 10

In “Seymour Papert on Generation YES & Kid Power” by Gary Stager, the author talks about a company called Generation YES that is committed to student empowerment, creativity, collaboration, and computing. Instead of selling multiple-choice tests challenging students to identify the parts of a computer, Generation Yes has a peer-to-peer computer literacy test called TechYES. TechYES starts from the premise that children are competent and can demonstrate their technological fluency through the creation of personally meaningful projects that impress their peer mentors. Why are there not more tests like this? If students were supported with this, instead of just multiple choice tests, school would be much more intresting. This is what matters to me in Gary Stager’s “Seymour Papert on Generation YES & Kid Power.”

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