Weeks 2 assignment
"..share with your group about:
* What did you find most interesting or surprising in the readings?
* What did you disagree with or have questions about?
I'll admit I didn't read 100% of the readings.
Most interesting I feel exactly like Joi Ito in his blog posts, while I attended and finished my 4year undergrad, it was not without struggles. Possibly why I ended up in the creative end of things.
Most Surprising, the embrace of social media. While I agree with it's strengths, I guess I never expected such support from "academia"
How do we address basic education skills (Reading, writing, math, etc) the basic skills that allow you to go beyond just "creative learning" or are we just finding ways to creatively learn these subjects?
And part two of the assignment:
" Gears of my Childhood" #lcl-gears
My interests were as varied as a child, I always enjoyed taking things apart, to "see" how they worked, and generally didn't quite get them back together correctly. Heck, it still happens today when I fix one of my laptops I undoubtedly always end up with a mystery screw(but hey! the laptop still works) One item stands out in my childhood. A toy called "Capsela" according to wikipedia "Capsela is a construction toy consisting primarily of spherical plastic capsules which may be connected to form various toys that can be static or moving and suitable for land or water" It was my first experience building(and rebuilding) things that continued to function. I think this exploratory learning that I did was fundamental in many of my abilities today.
These abilities have kept me from having to call repairmen too often.