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Video from the seventh Ask Me Anything session featuring Alfie Kohn on July 16, 2020
Alfie Kohn bio, books, and resoucres
Video from the sixth Ask Me Anything session featuring Conrad Wolfram on June 30, 2020
Conrad Wolfram Resources:
- Order the new Math(s) Fix book
- Math(s) Fix web site
- Computer Based Math web site
- What are the Modern Areas of Maths?
- Resources for teaching and learning with Wolfram software
Video from the fifth Ask Me Anything session featuring Dennis Littky on June 23, 2020
- 2004 The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business
by Dennis Littky & Sam Grabelle
- 2002 One Kid at a Time: Big Lessons from a Small Schooll
by Eliot Levine (Afterword by Dennis Littky & Elliot Washor)
- 1989 & 2005 Doc: The Story of Dennis Littky and His Fight for a Better School
by Susan Kammeraad-Campbell
Video from the fourth Ask Me Anything session featuring Deborah Meier on June 11, 2020
Deborah Meier & Ted Sizer resources
- Five Habits of Mind
- Common principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools
- Benchmarks from the Coalition of Essential Schools – more detailed classroom and school organizing practices.
Video from the third Ask Me Anything session featuring Dr. Sugata Mitra on May 21, 2020
The following are resources related to the May 21, 2020 Ask Me Anything session with special guest, Dr. Sugata Mitra.
Books and Videos by Sugata Mitra
Beyond the Hole in the Wall: Discover the Power of Self-Organized Learning
One Peace at a Time (featured)
Videos from TED and elsewhere by Sugata Mitra presenting his Hole-in-the-Wall project and Self Organizing Learning Environment research
The second Ask Me Anything session was held on May 12th. You may watch a recording of that session here for a limited time.
Ask Me Anything #2 resources
The following are resources mentioned by Gary or participants in the chat window during the May 12th Ask Me Anything session.
The multimedia archives of the 1st and 2nd AMA sessions follow the resources.
AI experiments for younger students
Programming Environments for learning
- Lynx – a new Logo-like browser-based coding language
- Microsoft MakeCode
- Turtle Art
- Turtle Blocks
Recent Gary Stager articles mentioned
- What’s your Hurry?
- This is Our Moment
- Time for Optimism
- Planning for the Best Case Scenario
- Program Your Own Gameboy
- Scratch and the Negligent Homicide of Mathland
- She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Herb Kohl
- Painting Chinese by Herb Kohl
- Making Learning Whole – David Perkins
- Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyranny of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History – James Loewen
- Books by Donald Graves (on process writing)
- Books by Marilyn Burns (about elementary school math)
- In the Middle, A Lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents By Nancie Atwell
- The Loose Parts series (four volumes) by Lisa Daley & Miriam Beloglovsky
- Wonder Art Workshop: Creative Child-Led Experiences for Nurturing Imagination, Curiosity, and a Love of Learning by Sally Haughey
- The Inventions of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
- Film, Hugo, by Martin Scorsese
- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
- Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Books by Deborah Meier
- The Hundred Languages of Children by Carolyn Edwards, Lella Gandini, and George Forman
Recommended book lists
- Gary Stager’s recommendations for faculty-wide summer reading
- A hasty list of books Gary Thinks should be the minimum canon for preservice teachers
- Essential reading list for school leaders
Participant shared resources
- From Bob Kahn : https://s3.amazonaws.com/multunus-website/uploads/2016/01/Training-a-fish-to-climb-a-tree-e1454337520508.jpg
- From Michael Werner : great article for rapid iteration – with T for Transparency https://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/with-goals-fast-beats-smart/
- From Michael Walker : @Diane Agreed about AP and College Board. Our district gives the most AP exams in the upper Midwest. Yet, we have moved the needle on more student pathways and choice. Here is what our seniors are doing this spring: https://www.edinaschools.org/Page/5798
- From Michael Walker : The Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas here in MN is doing some pretty cool stuff: https://www.playfullearninglab.org/
- From Diane Brancazio : @Garth Consider doing Maker projects – i.e. using technology as alternative ways to express annd share learrning. Its not all about robots! Check out our site http://k12maker.mit.edu/
- From Garth @garthholman : VR on Medieval Pilgrimage https://www.teachersfortomorrow.net/home/tour-creator-engage-your-students-in-remote-learning
- From Garth @garthholman : We show it here: Legacy wall https://www.teachersfortomorrow.net/home/google-earth-adds-tourbuilder-student-creations-of-awesomeness
- From Elizabeth Eckel : https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/04/liberia-takes-classes-airwaves-covid-19-pandemic-200415203012448.html
- From Sylvia Martinez : https://fairydustteaching.com
- From Ray Mercer : https://wordpress.oise.utoronto.ca/naturalcuriosity/
- From Kate Yourke : I am sending out Color Science kits for the International Day of Light on May 16, click the link to order a kit mailed via USPS https://tinyurl.com/Color-Science-Kit
The first Ask Me Anything session on April 28th was well-attended by educators from around the world. You may watch a recording of that session here for a limited time.
Download audio of the April 28th Gary Stager Ask Me Anything session.
Veteran educator Dr. Gary Stager is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Learn more about Gary.