5 Tips for Teaching in the Age of the Connected Toy
What is the difference between a toy and a teaching tool? It is partly design, but mostly application.
Looking around a classroom, I can find many things that perform double-duty as both teaching tools and toys. From Lego blocks to math manipulatives, it is clear that toy companies are attuned to the power of playful learning.
Here are a couple of tips for finding the path to the pedagogy of the connected toy:
- Learn one thing
- Learn one thing about one thing
- Set some rules
- Fail forward
- Connect with a community