Educational Technology Decision Making

“She walked up to the StarBoard with a banana and just started writing. She said, ‘Let’s say you were doing a health unit. Bring out a banana. Let’s say you were doing a unit on pumpkins. Bring out a pumpkin. You can write on this interactive whiteboard with anything.’ I thought: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, I mean even 8th graders would think that was cool.”

Yep. Writing with fruit and gourds. That’s solid pedagogy and clearly 8th graders find writing with bananas to be really “cool.” I’m sure I can find some research to back that up . . .

Comments on this post

  1. Alan Levine (@cogdog) said on June 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Sometimes a banana is just a banana, unless you are an eighth grader (or a 40+ who never matured much farther).

  2. Ben said on June 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Where’s the “like” button for Alan’s comment 🙂

    It could have been worse….they could have done a demo of the board using a Snickers bar.