Overcoming Failure in Computer Class
Intrinsic Motivation Is Best
Giving students ideas and also asking them to get their own ideas is ideal. This week I was introducing primary school students to Inkscape at Mogotio Primary school, and found an example of a student that came with his own idea.
Motivated To Practice Digital Skills
A Grade 6 student in Mogotio Primary school called Nibeyo came in with his own idea written on a paper. It was a sketch of a person.
Learning To Learn (Failure Is The Beginning)
The first 5 minutes he kept on trying to design what he had drawn on a paper on Inkscape. It all seemed complicated for him, he the decided that he will draw a truck. That is what he then did the entire class.
About The Author
Irene teaches the introductory lessons to graphic design. She explains how students can use Inkscape to create vector graphics.