When STEM isn't enjoyable

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    A-FREAKING-MEN! You put it perfectly. We were raised in the same generation, it's a completely different world we are living in!
     
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    Somewhere once upon a time I read a comment or article about tech over experience. Sometimes the excuse was made that the tech was the experience--why take the child to the acquarium when my child can watch a video of the aquarium and do other things with Tech Device?

    What's funny is a lot people defend technology, and while it's certainly helpful to a point, apparently there are some downsides. Supposedly some people have found evidence that the Ultra Modern World Saving Online/Tech Lessons are failing kids as the kids are unable to properly transfer the skills off the game. Instead we have students are very good at... using an educational program.
     
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    Haha! Love this example!
     
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    Leaborb- the teachers set this up as a holiday activity. Seems better than plugging in a movie....this is a tough week for teachers...kind of like herding kittens. I applaud teachers who had the energy to set up the STEM activities. As for me, I’m barely surviving on coffee and cough drops.
     
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    It doesn’t seem these activities weren’t fun or engaging, but more like kids easily give up or want to be told what/how to do. That’s the reality.
     
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    I wouldn't have found the activity fun or engaging even though others would have loved them. I would have hated it but participated without complaint because that was just the type of student I was. Now, if you were to give me art supplies to make a card or gift for someone, I would have been thrilled.
     
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    This is kind of off topic, but one poster talked about tech vs. experience. Why go to the aquarium when you can watch a video. I hate this mentality! Every time my family and I have gone to Disney or Universal, or any amusement park--places where the creators have spents thousands of dollars to make everything immersive--I see hundreds of kids standing in lines buried in a tablet or phone, instead of looking at the very real world around them. I understand waiting in line is not fun, but that's why they make the line queues interesting, or at the very least, talk to your family.
     
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    Get well soon! Hang it there, you’re in the home stretch!!! :)
     

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