Tag Archives: brian silverman

New programming environments for learning (September 2020)

Despite the debilitating chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, exciting progress was made in producing new programming environments for learners. The following is a round-up the latest news, opportunities, and learning environments for you and your students. TurtleArt On the Web! You’re likely aware that TurtleArt is our favorite software environment for introducing kids and teachers […]

New Book and Great Honor

One great joy of my life has been getting to know and work with so many of my heroes/sheroes. Even greater satisfaction comes from sharing those people with my fellow educators, via books, presentations, and the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. Over dinner thirty years ago, one of my mentors, Dan Watt dropped some wisdom […]

What I Did On My Three Summer Vacations

What I Did on My Three Summer VacationsBy Brian Silverman Illustrated by Peter Reynolds Previously published in Mathematics and Informatic Quarterly (in Bulgaria) prior to this version appearing in the Fall 1998 issue of Logo Exchange. Volume 17. Number 1. We finally did it. We made it through the maze in Montreal’s Old Port in […]

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 […]

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, […]

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! […]

Post-CMK 2011 Resources

As an amazing Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 comes to a close, I want to thank all of the fantastic educators who made it a success and share resources to use when you get home. You should subscribe to the CMK blog by clicking this link! News Feed Subscribing will let you know when CMK 2012 […]

Computing Pioneer Returns to CMK 2010 Faculty!

You should know my friend Brian Silverman! He is an unsung hero in educational computing and he’ll be at Constructing Modern Knowledge this July 12-15 in Manchester, NH. If you or your students ever used Apple Logo, LogoWriter, MicroWorlds, programable LEGO, Scratch or dozens of other programming environments for children, there is a good chance […]