One of the most powerful ideas at TEDxToronto this year was that if our kids are going to be true digital natives, we should be teaching them technology so they can be creators, not  just consumers.
The image above is a sketchnote by Sacha Chua summarizing the talk and here are some of the great quotes from Ryan Creighton (@UntoldEnt) that I was able to pick up at the event:

because they are facing a future that is filled with knowledge work, our goal should be to help kids become creators, not just consumers.
The aim is to program or be programmed.  But we are not teaching programming.
We call them digital natives. Folks, these devices have a touch control interface and one button. if we are amazed our kids can use these devices, we are not expecting enough of our kids. 

The future demands mastery not just participation. 



We should be teaching kids to be creators, not consumers



But I highly recommend you watch him and his adorable daughter deliver a performance that goes a long way to prove that his method is working.  

One of the most powerful ideas at TEDxToronto this year was that if our kids are going to be true digital natives, we should be teaching them technology so they can be creators, not  just consumers.

The image above is a sketchnote by Sacha Chua summarizing the talk and here are some of the great quotes from Ryan Creighton (@UntoldEnt) that I was able to pick up at the event:

because they are facing a future that is filled with knowledge work, our goal should be to help kids become creators, not just consumers.

The aim is to program or be programmed.  But we are not teaching programming.

We call them digital natives. Folks, these devices have a touch control interface and one button. if we are amazed our kids can use these devices, we are not expecting enough of our kids. 

The future demands mastery not just participation. 
We should be teaching kids to be creators, not consumers
But I highly recommend you watch him and his adorable daughter deliver a performance that goes a long way to prove that his method is working.  

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