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Beat the Winter Blahs with Classroom Making Books

It’s time to beef-up your classroom making library Here’s a chance to spend your Amazon gift cards and brighten your classroom with kids learning by making. The following is an assortment of recent discoveries to inspire independent reading, making, tinkering, and engineering in your classroom. There are beautiful project books filled with how-to advice, fun […]

It’s a Book!

I’m thrilled to announce that our publishing company, Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, has released a new and expanded second edition of our book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. The new book is available in softcover, hardcover, and Kindle editions. Sylvia Martinez and I are enormously proud of how Invent To Learn has […]

Punching Above My Weight

  For years, Constructing Modern Knowledge has punched above its weight when it comes to the guest speakers it has featured. It is becoming difficult to top ourselves year over year, but we haven’t given up yet. That’s why I am so excited to announce the first speaker confirmed for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2019, Nikole […]

CMK 2018 Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is coming back July 16-19, 2019! Award winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones confirmed as guest speaker Registration is now open! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 is now history. On July 10-13, educators from more than a dozen countries descended upon Manchester, New Hampshire for our eleventh annual institute. Once again, the variety and quality of […]

2018 Institute Schedule

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 begins at 9 AM on July 10th at the Manchester, NH Manchester Downtown Hotel. Registration begins at 8:15 AM. PLEASE DO NOT COME EARLY. We will be working until the last minute to make the magic happen. CMK 2018 ends at 4:00 PM on Friday, July 13th. The institute culminates with […]

Schuyler St. Leger Joins the CMK 2018 Faculty

We have wanted Schuyler St. Leger join the CMK faculty since he was eleven years old! Schuyler St. Leger is an engineer and young maker on a quest for knowledge. His interests include 3D printing, electronics, computers, software programming, robotics, software defined radio (SDR), and technical innovations. Schuyler regularly speaks and teaches on these subjects. […]

Meet My Friends!

Last week, I spent a glorious day in Reggio Emilia, Italy chatting with one of my sheroes, Carla Rinaldi. For my money, Professor Rinaldi is the world’s most profound living thinker about teaching and learning. It took some convincing on my part, but Carla rearranged her schedule to be with us at Constructing Modern Knowledge, […]

Farewell to U.S. History Textbooks!

The great sociologist, history writer, scholar, and Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 Guest Speaker, Dr. James Loewen, has just published a stunning article for the History News Network web site, Farewell to U.S. History Textbooks. In this article, he talks about Pearson trying to unload its textbook division, their well-established record of plagiarism, shady business practices, […]

Jie Qi

Dr. Jie Qi is the co-founder and creative director of Chibitronics, which produces hardware toolkits for educators, artists and designers that blend paper craft with electronics and programming.  (Circuit Stickers, Chibi Chip…) She is also a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School, where she researches open approaches to invention and […]