How do we teach children technology? is a basic question that, as the ubiquity of computing in 21st century progresses, more and more parents and educators are grappling with at earlier stages of a child’s development.
However, another consideration is whether the question “How do we teach children technology?” is the right question to be asking ourselves. The concern is that we risk teaching technology as a set of abstract concepts that are difficult for children to learn, internalize, and apply. What is lost is that technology has the ability to serve as a platform for children at all ages to apply creative thinking across multiple disciplines and interests.
That the first step of their plan explicitly involved serving pizza and ice-cream to the kids, brought a smile to my face.