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Kids and coding: What might Seymour Papert say?

I am very pleased that there is a growing sense in the education world of the connection between coding and cognition and learning. There is a mountain of research examining the various beneficial cognitive effects of learning computer programming. 595 more words


I’ve been taking some time to look back to look forward. This is important to do from time to time. While watching the recording of the final 

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10 Good Things

Thanks to a challenge from Tina and Jay, two of my #peel21st colleagues, I wrote a list of ten good things about my professional practice right now. 685 more words


Constructionism & Universal Design

One of the greatest things, I think, about Papert’s writing here (Situating Constructionism) is that he pokes a little fun at his own theory.  208 more words

Introduction to ScratchJr

  • App Name – ScratchJr
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MOOCs get schoolified: Two reports predict MOOCs will simply be absorbed

Seymour Papert might have predicted this.  It doesn’t matter if they’re great or not.  It is very hard for educational technology to disrupt school.  School fights back, and… 195 more words