Tag: physical computing

Seymour Papert – Father of the Maker Movement

Dr. Gary Stager was invited to write a profile of his friend, colleague, and mentor Dr. Seymour Papert for the premiere issue of Hello World!, an impressive new magazine for educators from The Raspberry Pi Foundation. This new print magazine is also

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Invent To Learn Workshop for Independent Schools of Victoria (Gary)

Dr. Gary Stager will be leading a day-long hands-on Invent To Learn workshop for Independent Schools Victoria in their West Melbourne seminar room. Target Audience: All Teachers, Teacher Librarians   Program Description: Independent Schools Victoria have been fortunate in securing Dr

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Programmable Toys for the iPad

Tickle, a dialect of Scratch for the iPad created by Taiwanese computer science professor Mike Chen, has a very special secret sauce. While Tickle allows users to create animations, games, and stories in a Scratch-like fashion (with an orca replacing the cat),

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Happy 45th Birthday Maker Movement! @ISTE 2016

A day of hard fun is in store for one and all! In 1971, our friends Cynthia Solomon and Seymour Papert published a paper that changed the world. “Twenty Things to Do with a Computer” not only explored computers as

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If You had a $50K Budget for Making….

I’ve been asked to specify how I would spend $50,000 to start an elementary school along the path to learning-by-making. The suggestions are based on my experience working in schools. The three game-changers of fabrication, physical computing, and computer programming

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