Tag Archives: mathematics

One More Thing…

No event shares more talent, genius, or expertise with educators than Constructing Modern Knowledge! Don’t believe it? Check out this year’s guest speakers or the remarkable experts who have graced CMK over the past eight years. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2016 already features a TV star (Paulie DiMeo), the creator of Scratch (Mitchel Resnick), and perhaps the […]

Conversation with CMK Faculty Member Brian Silverman [video]

I first met Brian Silverman in 1985 and found his curiosity, creativity, ingenuity and intellect astonishing. Brian may be the greatest learner I’ve ever met. If you lose track of him for a few months, Brian has been engaged in computer archaeology, tackling microbiology, inventing Turtle Art, studying art history, starting the Playful Invention Company, […]

Download Cool Classic Math and Programming Books!

An old friend of mine, Dr. Barry Newell, is an astrophysicist who was was the Administrator (in the NASA sense) of Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories of the Australian National University. He now works on the dynamics of social-ecological systems. In his spare time (back in 1988), he wrote two classic books on Logo programming […]

Constructing Modern Mathematics or is it History? English?

Chicago middle school English teacher extraordinaire, Kate Tabor, returned to Constructing Modern Knowledge for the second consecutive year. In 2010, Kate spent her time at CMK using MicroWorlds to program randomly generated Shakespearean insults. Computer programming and mathematical thinking were used to explore linguistics and literature in a whimsical fashion. Read her recollections from CMK […]

Constructivist Software

Recommended Software MicroWorlds EX Robotics (multimedia Logo programming language and robotics control environment – Mac & Windows) Inspiredata (data collection, visualization and analysis tool for K-12 – Mac & Windows) Tech4Learning Imagination Suite (Frames, Pixie, ImageBlender, WebBlender, Twist – Mac & Windows) iLife ’08 (iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, Garageband, iWeb) Sibelius (the gold standard for music […]