In 1999, Seymour Papert, the father of educational technology, embarked on his last ambitious institutional research project when he created the constructionist, technology-rich, project-based, multi-aged Constructionist Learning Laboratory inside of Maine’s troubled prison for teens, The Maine Youth Center.
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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Dr. Gary Stager wrote a feature story for District Administration Magazine’s special report on “makerspaces.” The report is available in eBook format for tablet and desktop computers.
The MiddleWeb website is a great website for middle school resources. Anne Jolly just wrote a terrific article about the new book, Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education for Middle School and Beyond,
I humbly share with you the digital archives of one of the longest-running journals in the history of computing in schools, Logo Exchange.
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New from CMK Press | Buy now from Amazon
Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond
by Chrisa Flores
Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a new look at STEM education for the modern world.
Two new books about STEM are now available from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, the publisher of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.
Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a guide to help educators use new technology and a designer mindset to create personalized learning experiences that engage students in the wonder of science.
FETC and Edchat Interactive are hosting a series of interactive webinars leading up to the FETC conference in Orlando (Jan 25- 27, 2017). Sylvia Martinez will be leading the conversation on January 12, 2017 (5PM PST/8PM EST).
Join us as we explore how to make sure STEM opportunities are open for all.
Kennis Maken Samen Leren: Maken, Knutselen en Techniek in de Klas
Check it out – pre-order now for a November 2016 release.
Door Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager, Ph.D.
Kennis Maken Samen Leren is het boek over maken,
You asked, we made it happen — Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is now available in hardcover.
Check for the hardcover edition at Amazon.com and other online retailers.