Play With Technology

IMG_2490.JPGI needed a USB multiport adapter and I found one that was as much fun as practical. I got to thinking about he represents play in learning technology. Whenever people ask me how I learned so much about technology, I tell them I simply “play” with it and learn stuff while doing so.

There’s a lot to learn hacking around on the computer. Whether it’s making a new folder and organizing files or installing a school-based typing tutor game, I owe my skills to play. I guess I’d add this caveat: it must be a play that never gives up. It’s one thing to be exhausted but if you never give up, you will learn volumes. Einstein said, “It’s not that I’m so smart , it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” When you replace stay with play, you have my philosophy on technology.

Author: Damien Riley

Having been a public school teacher since 1997, I've gained valuable classroom experience. Sometimes a great tool is a dynamite lesson plan. These posts are from a real teaching journey. I hope they inspire you. Thanks for reading!

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