Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results... John Dewey
I've written curricula for the National Park Service, Northern Arizona University, and for public schools, including my own classroom, where I have taught English and World History. I believe that students "learn by doing," a concept made more challenging as educators must adapt to the digital reality.Yet it is possible to combine technology and hands-on projects. For example, my English 12 students made Poet Podcasts and debated the perspectives of Wollstonecraft and Rousseau. My 9th grade world history classes draw maps by hand, using online maps as guides, and turned the classroom into the Silk Road trade route.