As I sat and watched my three-year-old daughter play InteracTV over the weekend, I thought to myself, kids really don’t want to be passive participants. After all, why should she just sit there and watch Dora when she can go on the adventure with her, overcoming obstacles, giving advice and identifying the elements that will ultimately lead Dora to win the golden cup.
With a device the size of a small laptop in her hands, my daughter is prompted by Dora, SpongeBob and Elmo to practice her colors, shapes, numbers and vocabulary. Every response triggers the DVD to give her relevant and immediate feedback, all the while engaging her like no traditional cartoon can.
Are we ready for these students? I’d love to hear how you are engaging this generation of active participants in your modern day classroom.