Exceptional Faculty

One of the most rewarding aspects of Constructing Modern Knowledge is the ability to work with some of the world’s leading educational technology experts on personal project development. Cynthia Solomon, Brian Silverman, Gary Stager, Brian C. Smith, Dan Lynn Watt, Molly Lynn Watt, Sylvia Martinez, Claudia Urrea, and Brian Smith have unrivaled experience and expertise […]

Marvin Minsky Interviewed at Media Lab’s 25th Anniversary

Three-time Constructing Modern Knowledge guest speaker the great scientist, Dr. Marvin Minsky, was interviewed this past weekend at the commemoration of the M.I.T. Media Lab’s 25th anniversary. There are some really interesting ideas in this 11-minute conversation, including: When I meet someone who says something interesting, I’ve got this habit where I don’t ask them, […]

Plane Reading

Constructing Modern Knowledge stands on the shoulders of giants. The following articles help set the tone for the spirit, possibilities and powerful ideas guiding the event. Some are whimsical, others complex. However, they’re all worthy of your consideration. Ice-breakers (4 of my favorite stories) What I Did On My Three Summer Vacations by Brian Silverman […]

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 […]

Resources from CMK 2008

CMK 08 Selected Resources (updated regularly) Books recommended by Constructing Modern Knowledge Alfie Kohn resources Progressive Education: Why It’s Hard to Beat, But Also Hard to Find The Trouble with Rubrics Rethinking Homework Five Reasons to Stop Saying, “Good Job!” Fighting the Tests: A Practical Guide to Rescuing Our Schools Attrocious Advice from “Supernanny” Alfie […]