Learning through Discovery It all started with a simple experiment.
Sugatra Mitra placed a single computer in a wall in New Dehli.
The children were drawn to the computer and discovered a new interest in technology. Learning through discovery.
With no direction or guidance, these children taught themselves how to use the computer through self-guided learning.
American youth have also discovered an interest in computers. Take a look at these statistics…
American Youth who use the Internet Ages 12-17 Millions
American Youth who go Online Daily Ages 12-17 Millions
American Youth who are Online Gamers Ages 12-17 Percent
http://www.mendeley.com/research/teens-and-technology-youth-are-leading-the-transition-to-a-fully-wired-and-mobile-nation-1/?mrr_wp=0.1 EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS Teachers need to take advantage of this keen, and growing interest in technology.
And should use technology as a tool to enhance self-guided learning in the classroom.