My friend Aaron, over at Aaron the Librarian, tagged me for the Passion Quilt Meme for twittering about Karen Schneider’s contribution. I always enjoy Karen’s writing, and her post for this meme resonated with me. I’ve always been a reader, and as my life gets busier it is one of the things I miss the most. I think she’s right in some ways – we should *always* make time to read. Take those stolen extra moments and read something!
Anyway….the rules of the meme are this:
1. Post a picture from a source like FlickrCC or Flickr Creative Commons or make/take your own that captures what YOU are most passionate about for kids to learn about…and give your picture a short title.
2. Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt” and link back to this blog entry.
3. Include links to 5 folks in your professional learning network or whom you follow on Twitter/Pownce.”
original photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/s9500/190387535/
The thing that I want people (not just students) to learn is to PLAY. If you have a new gadget or software or anything, really, just PLAY with it. Play with it until something cool happens. Sure, you can read the manual and follow the instructions. But don’t be afraid to start pushing buttons and just seeing what happens. Also, don’t forget to go outside and play 🙂 We all need fresh air and sunshine (even if you don’t like it). There’s nothing like an afternoon of running around in the park with your friends or your kids or your dog to refresh your brain for an evening of playing with your latest toy 🙂
Hopefully, this enthusiasm that I have for playing with things will never go away. I’ve always wondered “How does that work?” and then promptly taken it apart to find out. I try to pass this enthusiasm and curiosity on to people that I teach, formally and informally. Maybe it will stick for a few of them and they’ll pass it on too.
And for more pictures, please visit the Flickr Passion Quilt Pool!