How’s A Third And Fourth Grader This Smart? I Wasn’t.
As much as I hear people complain about how technology is changing our kids for the worse, I’m not so sure about that.
WZZM 13 has a story about a third and fourth-grade student in Medford, Massachusetts that came up with the idea of creating a 3D crosswalk so drivers would slow down as they approached it because it looks like a speed bump.
A THIRD AND FOURTH GRADER CAME UP WITH THIS! Well, technically the students got the idea from other cities in the UK and China that have put in these crosswalks to great success. But still, at third and fourth grade, they convinced the school and city to do this! The Mayor even invited them in to talk to at a city meeting for traffic, according to WZZM 13.
I’m impressed and convinced that technology is making our kids smarter. Seriously, when I was in third grade I was devising plans to steal our Little Debbie snacks without mom seeing me taking all of them and in fourth grade, I was trying to figure out how to get my shirts to fit since somehow I’d managed to get fat; I was not doing awesome, creative things.