My 12-year-old son’s choice for bedtime reading tonight? Three TED talks on the iPad.
While I don’t like him using the iPad before bed (makes it harder to fall asleep), he has learned about three very different concepts from these talks from three inspirational speakers. We had a great discussion about the videos (I didn’t watch them) — content including visualizing music, schizophrenia and why gay and lesbian people shouldn’t be discriminated against in society.
That’s what 21st century learning should be about. Learning isn’t limited to the time between 9-3:30.
Now we’ll see if he falls asleep.