This week’s media about “play” in ED 7710 and TPACK in ED 7714 have made me think about Dinglehoppers. For those of you that are not Little Mermaid fans, a dinglehopper is what Ariel calls a fork. Scuttle, a wise seagull, shows Ariel how to use a fork…as a hairbrush.
As evidence by the video clip…it works. You can comb your hair with a fork. I feel like this video sums up everything we have been exposed to this week in our courses. Scuttle plays with technology and creates a use for it, even if it is outside of its original purpose. Creating a purpose for the technology is as much the goal as creating artifacts using the technology. To sum it all up: DINGLEHOPPER!