Tag Archives: teaching

A Tech Plan for the Next Half Century

Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50 – Future Visions of Education Inspired by Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon’s Seminal Work is a recently published labor of love. More than four dozen brilliant educators, inventors, and thinkers contributed essays to a book reflecting on fifty years of practice and celebrating compelling visions for […]

Educational Zoom Activity #1

“You can’t think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something” – Seymour Papert I find potentially interesting education provocations everywhere. The remarkable generosity of the world’s finest musical artists performing online during this pandemic have kept me safe and sane. I aspire as an educator to possess their level of talent, wisdom, expertise, focus, […]

This is Our Moment!

I hope that anyone reading this is healthy and sane during this period of uncertainty. Teachers and kids alike are grieving over the loss of freedom, social interactions, and normalcy. Many families, even those never before considered at-risk, are terrified of the potential for financial ruin or catastrophic health risks. Since I’m all about the […]

Carla Rinaldi’s Questions About Technology & Learning

Click slide to expand There are new questions that documentation can help us to answer: How the learning modalities of children / teenagers change with digital media, if they change? But if learning is to construct meanings in a social context, then we should no longer talk about digital tools but DIGITAL CONTEXT or perhaps a […]

Reflections from CMK 2014 – 2019

Below are a selection of reflective blog posts created by recent CMK participants. You may also enjoy the growing library of CMK project videos. 2019 Tweets from CMK 2019 (people seemed too busy to blog) CMK 2019 Twitter Moments Brian C. Smith’s CMK 2019 Photo Album Josh Burker’s CMK 2019 Photo Album Vlogs and Project Videos […]

Strategies for Hands-on Learning

At the May 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire, Steve Hargadon interviewed me about learning through making and tinkering. We discussed strategies educators might employ to bring constructionist learning to their classrooms. (Yes, I’m wearing holographic Astroboy t-shirt.) Check out some of the new workshops and seminars I can lead at your school, district or conference. […]

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 […]

Alfie Kohn on Teacher as Facilitator

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 guest speaker, Alfie Kohn, also spoke at this summer institute in 2008. In this clip, Alfie Kohn discusses why teachers might think twice about embracing the metaphor of “teacher as facilitator.” Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 is July 12-15, 2010 in Manchester, NH USA. Other guest speakers include: Deborah Meier, Dr. James […]

Alfie Kohn on Learning from the Inside Out

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 guest speaker, Alfie Kohn, also spoke at this summer institute in 2008. In this clip, Mr. Kohn addresses how children construct intellectual theories and knowledge from the inside out.” Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 is July 12-15, 2010 in Manchester, NH USA. Learn more about the fantastic CMK 2010 guest speakers and […]