Tag Archives: Scratch

About CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge, July 10-13, 2018 is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event. Rather than spend days listening to a series of […]

Amazing Guest Speakers

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017 is committed to making connections between child-centered learning theories and the creative construction of knowledge with computers. In addition to providing a rich sandbox where educators enjoy the luxury of time to work on personally rewarding projects, there are occasional opportunities to interact with some of the greatest educational minds of our […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2017

Below are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. 2017 Blog Posts Kelly Watson Breakthrough Moments Maggie Barth Not a conference… From nothing to something… July 17th, 2017 Samantha Scutieri Yes, I’m a Maker! Josh Burker (faculty) My CMK 2017 Reflections […]

Scratch Creator to Host MIT Media Lab Reception at CMK 2014

Visiting the legendary MIT Media Lab, where “the future is being invented,” is an annual highlight of Construction Modern Knowledge. This year our host and guest speaker is Professor Mitchel Resnick, creator of Scratch and the Director of the MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten Group. Resnick hosted our first reception at the Media Lab during […]

Makey Makey Co-inventor Joins CMK 2013 Faculty!

Eric Rosenbaum visited Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 and delighted participants with his new Makey Makey construction kit. The next day, he and Dr. Marvin Minsky played a musical cupcake courtesy of the Makey Makey. This year, Eric joins the remarkable faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge. His work at the intersection of art, science, music and […]

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 […]

CMK 2011 Construction Materials

Interested in downloading a list of the open-ended creativity software and construction materials being used at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011? Click here for a PDF list of many of the materials available to participants. This is but a brief list of the most popular stuff folks will be tinkering with! Click here for our recommended […]

Mitchel Resnick Google Video

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 (July 11-14, 2011) guest speaker and MIT Media Lab reception host, Dr. Mitchel Resnick, was recently interviewed for the Google Science Fair. Watch the video below Register today for the professional learning event of the year! Tweet This Post

David Thornburg to Lead Workshops at CMMSK '09

CMK08,CMK09,David Thornburg,Constructing Modern Knowledge,Educon 2.1,educon2.1,Gary Stager Dr. David Thornburg, one of the world’s most popular and prominent innovators in educational technology will lead two workshops at the Educon 2.1 preconference event, Constructing Modern Math/Science Knowledge. Dr. Thornburg’s latest project is the Thornburg Center for Space Exploration. David Thornburg joins a stellar faculty for this one-of-a-kind […]

Summer '09 Institute Dates Announced!

Mark Your Calendars! Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 promises to be an even better institute than in 2008. Once again, participants will enjoy a collaborative environment committed to knowledge construction, computing and creativity. World-class guest speakers (to be announced shortly) will join a stellar faculty dedicated to supporting each learner. Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 will be […]