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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.

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Invent To Learn Workshop – Ft. Worth, Texas

For the first time ever, The Invent To Learn full-day workshop is coming to the
Dallas/Fort Worth area!

Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design. The workshop begins with the case for project-based learning,

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Unleash the robots! Hummingbird Robotics Kit has a new iPad app

One of the favorite technologies we use in our professional development workshops and Constructing Modern Knowledge is the Hummingbird Robot Kit. It’s designed with the learner in mind, robust, and gives wings to the maker’s imagination.The Hummingbird kit contains everything you need to built super-cool robots,

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Reggio-Inspired Toronto Workshop – October 28

Once-in-a-lifetime workshop in Toronto – October 28th!
Classroom Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in a Reggio Emilia Context – The Language of Technology

This is a unique one-time only workshop combining a hands-on Invent To Learn workshop with a visit to the extraordinary Wonder of Learning Exhibition from Reggio Emilia,

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Happy 45th Birthday Maker Movement! @ISTE 2016

robotBirthday2A 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 objects to think with and vehicles for self-expression,

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Invent To Learn in a Reggio Emilia Context (Gary) 3rd and Final Date

The first two workshops sold-out quickly. Register today for a 3rd and final workshop!

Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom in a Reggio Emilia Context

This is a unique one-time only workshop combining a hands-on Invent To Learn workshop with a visit to the extraordinary Wonder of Learning Exhibition from Reggio Emilia,

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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 are well represented, along with tools for photography and multimedia authoring.

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Gary Stager’s New Article in Independent School Magazine

Independent School, the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools just published a major new article by Dr. Gary Stager.

Read Outside the Skinner Box: Can Educational Technology Make a Course Correction?

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