For an example of what real, authentic learning looks like, I share this article from the Toronto Star about two teenage boys who designed, from scratch, a weather balloon that a) transported a Lego man into space b) was equipped with Canon cameras that took photos of the Lego man’s voyage every 20 seconds and c) that was equipped with a GPS that communicated with their iPad so they could track it.
And the best thing of all — they did it on Saturdays — because they just wanted to see if they could do it.
These kids are awesome.
And, I applaud the teachers in their lives who inspired these kids to think and to try.
Check out Lego Man’s Voyage in Photos too.