Wednesday, April 18, 2012

mimi ito

growing up geeking out

I hope my work will encourage educators and parents to think more creatively," Ito says. "Rather than telling kids, 'Get off the computer,' they can help them use digital media to connect to goals they share."

"I was a very traditional learner — a Goody Two-shoes," says Ito, who earned doctorates in anthropology and education from Stanford University. "
My brother was a self-driven learner. He got interested in computer games and the Internet. He was a poster child for the geek culture. He never graduated from college, but he's now director of the MIT Media Lab. We both benefited from our different ways of learning."