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CMK 2018 Recollections

Constructing Modern Knowledge is coming back! July 16-19, 2019 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 projects created was breathtaking and the messages shared […]

Carla Rinaldi’s Questions About Technology & Learning

Click slide to expand There are new questions that documentation can help us to answer: How the learning modalities of children / teenagers change with digital media, if they change? But if learning is to construct meanings in a social context, then we should no longer talk about digital tools but DIGITAL CONTEXT or perhaps a […]

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 […]

Learn with One of TV’s Favorite Makers

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2018 is pleased to welcome Paul DiMeo, carpenter on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and star of NatGeo’s Building Wild as a guest speaker this July 10-13, 2018 in Manchester, NH.  Learn more about Paul DiMeo  For DiMeo, life is all about finding humor in the little things you do, while keeping a smile […]

What I Did On My Three Summer Vacations

What I Did on My Three Summer VacationsBy Brian Silverman Illustrated by Peter Reynolds Previously published in Mathematics and Informatic Quarterly (in Bulgaria) prior to this version appearing in the Fall 1998 issue of Logo Exchange. Volume 17. Number 1. We finally did it. We made it through the maze in Montreal’s Old Port in […]

MaKey MaKey Co-Inventor, Eric Rosenbaum, Joins All-Star Lineup at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017 is thrilled to announce that Dr. Eric Rosenbaum will be joining our 10th annual summer institute, July 11-14 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eric, one of the most prolific inventors of creative play materials for learners (MaKey MaKey, Beetleblocks, Singing Fingers, Coloring Cam – to name a few) will provide CMK 2017 participants […]