My five year old son is into technology in a big way .. And it always surprises me as to the things he comes up with ..
Here is one ..
He was trying to spell ‘Arrows’
And was writing ‘Arrowes’
I said – That’s not the right spelling ..
He made a few more attempts ..
And then his face brightened ..
He trotted off to the PC
Started Google ..
Typed in ‘Arrowes’ (the wrong spelling)
And immediately it came back with ‘Do you mean ‘Arrows’
Which was his answer! And which is correct ..
Will he get marks for this? No
But the approach is fantastic for a five year old! (Type in the wrong spelling in Google and let it suggest the right one)
It shows us that the young may have completely different ways to get the right answer .. And the educational system may need to cater for these since the kids will evolve at a faster rate than the educational system ..