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The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education': Personalized Instruction and Teaching Machines aren't new

When I was a PhD student taking Education classes, my favorite two-semester sequence was on the history of education.  I realized that there wasn’t much new under the sun when it comes to thinking about education.   463 more words

How to Make a Poetry Toolkit under $20

What is a Poetry Toolkit?

A Poetry Toolkit is designed to guide children and adults of all ages to construct their own poetry. The idea of a poetry kit is based on the theory of constructivism, where students learn by constructing their own knowledge. 879 more words


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
  • Cost – Free
  • Website – http://www.scratchjr.org/ 
  • Tablets – iOS and Android
  • Developed by – Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University…
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