Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed.
You can’t teach people everything they need to know. The best you can do is position them where they can find what they need to know when they need to know it.
I am convinced that the best learning takes place when the learner takes charge.
The scandal of education is that every time you teach something, you deprive a [student] of the pleasure and benefit of discovery.
Every maker of video games knows something that the makers of curriculum don’t seem to understand. You’ll never see a video game being advertised as being easy. Kids who do not like school will tell you it’s not because it’s too hard. It’s because it’s–boring
One might say the computer is being used to program the child. In my vision, the child programs the computer, and in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology and establishes an intense contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building.
I tell adults about the experiences of more than a hundred teachers I’ve interviewed. They tell me that allowing the child to help them learn helped them become better teachers. That’s because they no longer had to pretend they were the experts – not only about computers but about other things.