Using technology to answer the "how" and "why"

04/12/2011 |

Andy Russell, who co-founded Launchpad Toys, considers in this essay how technology could be used more effectively to help students conduct creative and investigative learning endeavors, rather than add bells and whistles to multiple-choice learning. Digital tools such as NetLogo, Scratch and LEGO Mindstorms can help students develop their own creations, which can be used to answer the "how" and "why" questions that are frequently overlooked by technology, he writes.

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