Growing creators (part 1  The steps of learning)
Are your children using computers and the Internet most of the time in a passive way? Like watching videos, playing games, listening to music and consuming other entertainment using their computer, laptop or tablet.
It’s just the normal. It’s an easy way for children to show this behavior when they don’t know the tools and don’t have the skills to create things themselves.
To be able to change the behavior of children from passive consumers to active creators we need to understand more about learning before we can come up with solutions.
The steps of learning
The pyramid of learning gives us a nice visualization of the steps of learning and the skills needed.
Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

Creating: Design a new program/machine for a given task. Improve a solution for a given problem. 
Evaluating: Select the most effective solution. 

Analyzing: Troubleshoot a broken piece of equipment/program. Gather information to investigate what is the problem. 

Applying: Solve a calculation with new variables. 

Understanding: Explain in own words… 

Remembering: List the 12 month 
To be able to invent and create new things we first need to gain knowledge about a topic. After gaining basic knowledge we need to apply the gained knowledge to get experience. When we apply our knowledge, we will encounter issues which we can solve by analyzing the problem and by evaluating our solutions and improving on them we will achieve better results. After we are able to solve problems, and when we have enough experience to solve problems we can invent new ways of solving problem by experimenting with different processes to come up with new solutions.
Remember facts 
Remember concepts 
Remember procedures 
Understand facts 
Understand concepts 
Understand procedures 
Apply facts 
Apply concepts 
Apply procedures 
Analyze facts 
Analyze concepts 
Analyze procedures 
Evaluate facts 
Evaluate concepts 
Evaluate procedures 
Create new facts 
Create new concepts 
Create new procedures 
Now that we know the steps needed to be able to invent and create new things, we can have a look at the tools available to help us with reaching our goals. The tools to reinforce learning will be topic of the next blog post.