Low Tech Tuesday – 2/18/14

How old are you? (Wait, don’t answer that).

If you are a parent of a child that is older than 12, you probably remember the things that your teachers did to teach you ideas and concepts.

Did they involve computers? Or tablets or smartphones? Probably not.

In today’s age, we tend to think everything including learning and education is done using technology. We’d like to get away from that thinking. We want to provide low tech learning options for you. We think it’s so important that we’re starting a weekly series.

So step away from the computer. Get your hands dirty. Just like when you were a kid.

For our first entry into this series, we give you Exploratorium. This site has a bunch of fun ideas. Our favorite that we’re going to have to try ourselves is Ear Guitar, just because we are fans of music and it’s our only chance of becoming rockstars. It is also a good way of introducing kids to the science of music. Who knows, maybe they will then want to learn how to play an instrument?

Find one that excites you. Then click on the video at the end of this article. And then go low-tech! And if you do any of those ideas, let us know.

About the author -

Paul Kondo

Paul is a partner with Funderstanding. In his spare time, he spends way too much time talking about Breaking Bad, Sherlock, and reading Flipboard. At least he has broken his Words With Friends addiction.