In education technology circles, and particularly as it relates to use of iPads and apps, I’ve sure heard a lot of discussion about creation versus content. I’ve been thinking about it and wanted to chime in from a learning sciences perspective.
In case you haven’t read much about it, creation apps are tools that are open ended and aren’t aiming to “teach” a particular skill or skill set. These apps are used by students to make new things…be they books or videos or presentations. With these tools, it is up to the teachers and students to decide what the learning goals are and what the product should be. A couple of examples of this type of app include Explain Everything and Toontastic. Continue reading