YouTube Filmmaker Casey Neistat delivered a terrific and inspirational presentation at Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012. Video of that fantastic session will be uploaded here in the near future. Subscribe here to be alerted when that video becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy a recent TEDx Talk by Casey.
Educators who attended Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with noted astronomer and planetarium director, Dr. Derrick Pitts. Below is video of his talk at CMK 2011 and a University of Wisconsin Big Learning Event where he talks about curiosity and how school beats it out of kids.
One highlight of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 was a reception at the MIT Media Lab hosted by Dr. Leah Buechley, Director of the High-Low Tech Research Group. Following her talk, Dr. Buechley was gracious enough to open her Lab up to CMK participants. Her talk, quite similar to the TEDx Talk (below) inspired experiments and […]
MIT Medla Lab Professor and Opera of the Future Research Group, Tod Machover, is also a noted composer and inventor. He will also host the CMK 2013 reception at the MIT Media Lab. Machover’s research group invented things like Guitar Hero and Hyperscore software. This spring he will premiere a symphony for the entire city […]
Treat yourself or the other makers in your life to these incredible new (or old favorite) materials and sources of inspiration for future learning adventures. Be sure to click on the links at the bottom of this list for additional materials you’ll want under the tree. All of the recommended products are affordable and may […]
Compiled by Gary S. Stager, Ph.D. email@example.com Cool stuff used in the workshop Big Trak (floor turtle & weapon of mass interaction) LEGO WeDo(robotics construction kit) Using Scratch to program WeDo Squishy Circuits, bits and pieces Squishy circuit kit for purchase Turtle Art(software for exploring mathematics and physical beauty) email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for the […]
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. […]
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, email@example.com Executive Director, The Constructivist Consortium The expressed desire of the Constructionism Conference organizers to expand its […]