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Gary Stager Interview in LeadershipEd Magazine (New Zealand)

Last spring, Gary Stager was interviewed at the National Futureschools Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The result was published in September 2018 in New Zealand’s LeadershipEd Magazine. A pdf of the freewheeling interview may be read here.  

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Making in the Spirit of the Reggio Emilia Approach Workshop – Oct. 5 – Boston

Once-in-a-lifetime workshop in Boston on October 5th! 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

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Micro:bit and Microcontroller Development Board Workshop Resources Gary S. Stager, Ph.D. The Invent To Learn Workshop Handout Kit The micro:bit Matters – a guide to understanding the micro:bit Microsoft MakeCode programming environment micro:bit Starter Ideas new Using micro:bits with Scratch instructions Scratch

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The micro:bit Matters

Once in a blue moon, a technology comes along that meets the needs of learners, classrooms, and is sufficiently powerful to create opportunities beyond the limits of our imagination. The BBC micro:bit may just be that rarest of edtech unicorn.

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Australian Workshop Tour

Gary Stager will be leading two different workshops, in partnership with Education Technology Specialists Australia, from Brisbane to Perth – May 28 – June 15. The two workshops are: Invent to Learn Masterclass Teaching Coding, Physical Computing and Computational Thinking Register

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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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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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