Tag Archives: Tech4Learning

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 […]

CMK 2011 in < 30 Minutes

Lindsay, Bill, Jorge Nelson and Adam Provost embraced documenting the Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 experience as their project. The following 29 minute video does a nice job of capturing the CMK experience and chronicles the amazing variety of projects and speakers enjoyed by participants. The rock band KISS makes an appearance too – yes, really! […]

Choice, Duh!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 ended just a few days ago and I’m exhausted, but in the words of David Letterman, “It’s a good kind of tired.” CMK 2011 stands as one of the highlights of my career. Not only was I able to create a productive learning environment for approximately 90 educators from Australia to […]

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 […]

Welcome to Constructing Modern Knowledge!

Dear Colleague: You are about to embark on a four-day learning adventure in which computers, construction, collaboration and creativity are all part of the learning process. Please put away your “teacher hat” and spend as much time as possible in the role of a learner. We hope you find the right personal balance between a […]

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 […]

About Melinda Kolk

Melinda Kolk is the Deputry Director of The Constructivist Consortium, Director of Professional Development for Tech4Learning. and Editor-in-Chief of the Creative Educator magazine. She is the author of Teaching with Clay Animation and has had articles on student technology projects published in Virginia’s “VSTE Journal” and Australia’s “The Educational Technology Guide.” Melinda has made hundreds […]