About Cynthia Solomon

Cynthia Solomon, Ed.D.

Dr. Solomon currently works full-time as part of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation’s Learning Team. She was recently the Technology Integration Coordinator at Monsignor Haddad Middle School in Needham, MA and before that taught at Milton Academy for eight years. She is a pioneer in the fields of computer science and educational computing. Cynthia, along with Seymour Papert and Wally Feurzeig created the first programming language for children, Logo. She was Vice President of R&D for Logo Computer Systems, Inc. when Apple Logo was developed and was the Director of the prestigious Atari Cambridge Research Laboratory. Dr. Solomon has maintained a long relationship with the MIT Media Lab and the One Laptop Per Child Foundation in addition to her teaching, consulting and scholarship. Her doctoral research at Harvard led to the publication of the critical book, Computer Environments for Children: A Reflection on Theories of Learning and Education. Cynthia Solomon is also the co-author of Designing Multimedia Environments for Children, with Allison Druin.

Cynthia Solomon’s archive of classic videos about learning and computers, Logothings, may be found here.