“Darrell, when can we use them?” the children asked, referring to the three computer work stations in the room.
“Can we play games on them?” the children asked.
“Is that the best use of technology in our room? “Can I help the children make connections to the work stations?”, I asked myself.
I decided to offer the children a paint program. It felt right to allow them to investigate making art through manipulating a computer mouse and experimenting with program icons.
I supported the work through being present, nearby, and practicing the Pedagogy of Observing, similar to Carlina Rinaldi’s , Pedagogy of Listening. Most importantly, I allowed the children to persevere even among challenging times without intervening.
The photos in this post are examples of that perseverance. AMAZING!