Tag Archives: Seymour Papert

Friends of Papertian Constructionism (Paper)

I wrote this paper for the proceedings of the Constructionism 2012 Conference in Athens, Greece (August, 2012). A link to the pdf version of the paper is below this abstract. Friends of Papertian Constructionism Gary S. Stager, Ph.D, gary@stager.org Executive Director, The Constructivist Consortium The expressed desire of the Constructionism Conference organizers to expand its […]

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 […]

A Constructionism Primer

Here are some web-based papers and articles you might read if you are interested in learning more about Dr. Seymour Papert’s theory of constructionism. Constructionism vs. Instructionism by Seymour Papert Constructivism(s): Shared roots, crossed paths, multiple legacies – a brilliant overview of constructivism and constructionism by Edith Ackermann. Computer as Material: Messing About With Time […]

Tinkering Resources

Tinkering Resources Compiled by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager of The Constructivist Consortium & Constructing Modern Knowledge Recommended tinkering books from the Constructivist Consortium List of  open-ended creativity software and construction materials used at Constructing Modern Knowledge Reggio Emilia books and constructive toys Learning Materials Workshop Project Websites and Communities Howtoons – Comic strip stories […]

Cynthia Solomon, EdTech Heroine

There’s chatter from time-to-time within the edtech community about the lack of women in prominent roles. Yet, some of the most important pioneers in the field are ignored, overlooked or marginalized by the very same educators seeking representation and role models. If Seymour Papert is the “father of educational computing,” then Dr. Cynthia Solomon is […]

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 […]