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ASCD Annual Conference

Gary Stager will be leading a two-hour learning lab at the ASCD Annual Conference in Boston on March 25, 2018. What If We Were Serious About Computer Science For All? National and international calls to teach computer science to every

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Professional Development Gets Personal

Hello World is a free, glossy, well-edited magazine for educators published by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Gary Stager has written two featured articles in the first four issues of the publication. His latest article, Professional Development Gets Personal, shares lessons

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New Jersey Educational Computing Conference

Dr. Stager returns to NJ to speak at the conference he started in 1987 and led for seven years, NJECC. At this year’s conference, Gary will be leading a brand new presentation and workshop. Your School is Only as Good

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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. This new print magazine is also

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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

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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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ASB Unplugged (Gary Stager – Featured Speaker & Workshop Leader)

Gary will return to The American School of Bombay for the 5th time and his 3rd ASB Unplugged Conference. His sessions include: Programming: The New Liberal Art – Why and How to Teach It (full-day preconference) In the mid-1960s, Seymour

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Making for the littles

We often receive questions about making with young learners. Many of the tools and technology of the maker movement seem to be for middle and high school students. What is there for our youngest makers? Plenty! Recommended technology LittleBits – A growing

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