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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 […]

Video of Carla Rinaldi’s Ask Me Anything Conversation

LEGO Prize winner and legendary educator Carla Rinaldi, President of Fondazione Reggio Children, joined Gary Stager in conversation as part of our Ask Me Anything series in November 2021. Professor Rinaldi discussed her new book, In Dialogue with Reggio Emilia and shared profound wisdom regarding the rights of children. The recorded video of the session […]

Join Howard Gardner and Gary Stager in Conversation on December 2, 2020

Constructing Modern Knowledge is thrilled to share one of the most profound thinkers of our age with educators during our December 2nd Ask Me Anything session with Professor Howard Gardner. Register here, if you have not already done so. Dr. Gardner is the author of a delightful new book, A Synthesizing Mind: A Memoir from the Creator of Multiple […]

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 […]

The New Constructing Modern Knowledge Podcast is Here!

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Constructing Modern Knowledge Podcast. There are nine episodes currently available with others to be added in the near future. We promise to improve audio quality going forward, but the content is priceless. Audio recordings of our recent Ask Me Anything  conversations and the Virtual Constructing Modern Knowledge […]

Two Amazing Ask Me Anything Sessions this June!

Register for Dennis Littky – June 30th – 6 PM Eastern/3 PM Pacific Learn more about Dennis Littky Register for Conrad Wolfram – June 30th – Noon Eastern/9 AM Pacific Learn more about Conrad Wolfram Check out the archives of Gary Stager’s Ask Me Anything sessions

Ask Me Anything with Conrad Wolfram – June 30th (morning)

Conrad Wolfram, physicist, mathematician and technologist, is Strategic Director and European Co-Founder/CEO of Wolfram – the “math company” behind Mathematica, Wolfram Language and Wolfram|Alpha (which powers knowledge answers for Apple’s Siri) for over 30 years. Wolfram pioneers new approaches to data science and computation-based development, with technology and consulting solutions that drive innovation in analytics, […]

Ask Me Anything with Dennis Littky – June 23rd

Dennis Littky is the co-founder and co-director of The Met School, co-founder of Big Picture Learning and founder and President of College Unbound. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. As an educator, Dennis has a reputation for working up against […]

Gary Stager’s Ask Me Anything Archives

Listen to these conversations and other presentations by subscribing to the Constructing Modern Knowledge Podcast! Media If you enjoy these media files and would like to contribute towards their production and future availability, click here. Video from the seventh Ask Me Anything session featuring Alfie Kohn on July 16, 2020 Alfie Kohn bio, books, and […]

What’s Your Hurry?

All children should learn to program, not because it may lead to a job, but because it is a new liberal art and grants young people agency over an increasingly and technologically sophisticated world. At a time of rising authoritarianism and science denialism, it seems prudent to provide kids with experiences that develop a systematic […]