Some problems are tough no matter how many barrels you throw at them. This past school year...or 18 months...or something...has been tough. Really tough.
|Surely THIS barrel will get it...|
Here's sort of how my thinking goes on the matter:
I've always viewed literature as how we can see philosophy in action without having to worry about the consequences ourselves. We can see how different values and beliefs play into a character's actions and see how it all plays out for that character.
I've always viewed edtech and computer science/coding as a way for students to respond to or have conversations about the literature we're reading in class. Literature is so much about expression, and edtech has a lot of tools students can use to express themselves.
So, I don't really view the move to computer science and coding as a total shift from the world of literature. Now I'm in a position to help students get creative and express themselves in ways that relate to the platforms they interact with everyday. From blogging to designing websites to coding a video game, students will be pulling form their literature classes whether they know it or not.
Anyways...it's been a while since I've blogged anything on this site, and I'm looking forward to getting back into it. Leave a comment on the blog post or hit me up on Twitter. I'm also looking at updating the podcast and getting into a mix of practical and philosophical aspects of education.
Good times. Hope all's well for you and yours and that you've still got plenty of barrels left...