Resources

Materials and links of interest to creative educators

Free New littleBits Code Kit to Pre-CMK Workshop Registrants

Thanks to the enormous generosity of our friends at littleBits, all registrants for the pre-CMK Introduction to Learning with Electronics workshop will receive a the brand new littleBits Code Kit for free! ($299 SRP value) Use the magnetic littleBits elements, including a new display, to design, build, test, and program your own interactive games and […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2017

Below are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. 2017 Blog Posts Kelly Watson Breakthrough Moments Maggie Barth Not a conference… From nothing to something… July 17th, 2017 Samantha Scutieri Yes, I’m a Maker! Josh Burker (faculty) My CMK 2017 Reflections […]

Parent and Family Workshops

[easyrotator]erc_38_1395823577[/easyrotator]   Invent To Learn Workshops for Families   Gary Stager and his Constructing Modern Knowledge teammates love working with children and their parents. These hands-on and minds-on workshops create exciting learning experiences in which parents come to value learning-by-making. The emphasis is on action, creative expression, and hard fun! Parents who participate in these […]

Oh, The Stuff You Might Learn With at CMK 2013

Educators fortunate enough to attend Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 will be greeted by an amazing faculty, world-class guest speakers, a mountain of LEGO, a plethora of electronics, piles of art supplies, a fully stocked library, assorted toys, tools and countless other objects to think with. The goal is to have anything a learner might need […]

Your Classroom Needs a DIY Wind Machine!

A great idea classroom inquiry  is a wind machine with which children may mess-about with aerodynamic, motion, gravity and engineering. Best of all, your classroom wind machine is made of a common household fan, embroidery hoops and sheet of plastic! Students use junk, art supplies and recycled materials (berry baskets, paper, string, pipe cleaners, plastic […]

Free Plans for Fantastic Classroom Science Center

One of my favorite ideas for a classroom inquiry center is a marble maze made of a simple pegboard, scraps of molding, tubes and other recycled materials. The web site for San Francisco’s phenomenal Exploratorium features an educational rationale for the marble maze, examples and a fantastic PDF complete with building instructions and classroom ideas. […]

“For the Love of Laptops”

Scholastic Administrator Magazine recently published an article, For the Love of Laptops, by Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 founder Gary Stager. The article is one-side of a faux debate with a school principal who holds a much narrower vision of the role computers may play in the intellectual development of children. The proponent of tablets vs. […]

Remarkable Educator Joins CMK 2013 Faculty!

Constructing Modern Knowledge is committed to creating a learning environment rich in objects to think with and an expert faculty committed to supporting the project development of each participant. I am thrilled to announce the addition of Steve Costa to our unrivaled team. I have no qualms whatsoever with stating that Steve Costa is the […]