Following Paths

ÔÇťAdults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths…”
–Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Perhaps educators need to keep this notion in mind; the idea that students may find uses or applications for current and emerging tools and technologies that don’t necessarily follow the existing well-trodden “paths” for using those tools or technologies. Rather, educators should encourage exploration away from those paths…