In both my work and personal life, I spend a lot of time thinking about how people learn. How do children, teens and adults break down complex information, integrate it into their view of the world, and create something of their own? How do our technology, the stories we tell, the relationships we build motivate and inspire students? The title of this blog, “Literacy bits”, is about this open, grey space we call “literacy”. It’s about the relationship we have to “bits” (the information unit) and about the “bits” of literature, articles and conversations I come across when thinking about these topics. It’s a blog dedicated to reflecting on what Mitch Resnick calls ‘The Kindergarten Approach to Learning’. Interspersed in the blog are field notes about my own process of learning how to program.
Image from Resnick et al. at the MIT Media Lab