Casey Neistat’s TEDx Talk

  YouTube Filmmaker Casey Neistat delivered a terrific and inspirational presentation at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012. Video of that fantastic session will be uploaded here in the near future. Subscribe here to be alerted when that video becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy a recent TEDx Talk by Casey.     Tweet This Post

Super Awesome Sylvia’s TEDx Talk

Educators who attended Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 got to spend four days with Super Awesome Sylvia. Below is video of her super awesome 2012 TEDx Redmond Talk. Tweet This Post

Derrick Pitts Videos

Educators who attended Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with noted astronomer and planetarium director, Dr. Derrick Pitts. Below is video of his talk at CMK 2011 and a University of Wisconsin Big Learning Event where he talks about curiosity and how school beats it out of kids.   Tweet This […]

Leah Buechley’s TEDx Talk

One highlight of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 was a reception at the MIT Media Lab hosted by Dr. Leah Buechley, Director of the High-Low Tech Research Group. Following her talk, Dr. Buechley was gracious enough to open her Lab up to CMK participants. Her talk, quite similar to the TEDx Talk (below) inspired experiments and […]

Tod Machover Videos

MIT Medla Lab Professor and Opera of the Future Research Group, Tod Machover, is also a noted composer and inventor. He will also host the CMK 2013 reception at the MIT Media Lab. Machover’s research group invented things like Guitar Hero and Hyperscore software. This spring he will premiere a symphony for the entire city […]

Download CMK 2013 Brochure

Click on the link below to download a copy of the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 registration brochure (suitable for printing). Download and print the CMK 2013 brochure (PDF) Tweet This Post

Holiday Gift Ideas for Young Makers & Tinkerers

Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures. Be sure to click on the links at the bottom of this list for additional materials you’ll want under the tree. All of the recommended products are affordable and may […]

“Digital Reggio” Resources

Compiled by Gary S. Stager, Ph.D. gary@stager.org Cool stuff used in the workshop Big Trak (floor turtle & weapon of mass interaction) LEGO WeDo(robotics construction kit) Using Scratch to program WeDo Squishy Circuits, bits and pieces Squishy circuit kit for purchase Turtle Art(software for exploring mathematics and physical beauty) email info@turtleart.org to ask for the […]

Strategies for Hands-on Learning

At the May 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire, Steve Hargadon interviewed me about learning through making and tinkering. We discussed strategies educators might employ to bring constructionist learning to their classrooms. (Yes, I’m wearing holographic Astroboy t-shirt.) Check out some of the new workshops and seminars I can lead at your school, district or conference. […]

Friends of Papertian Constructionism (Paper)

I wrote this paper for the proceedings of the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece (August, 2012). A link to the pdf version of the paper is below this abstract. Friends of Papertian Constructionism Gary S. Stager, Ph.D, gary@stager.org Executive Director, The Constructivist Consortium The expressed desire of the Constructionism Conference organizers to expand its […]