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Stager-to-Go · 3d ago

Whole School Summer Reading Suggestions for Educators

I once heard former President Clinton say, “every problem in education has been solved somewhere.” Educators stand on the shoulders of giants and should be fluent in the literature of their ...
Stager-to-Go · 6d ago

The Future (of CMK) is Now!

Constructing Modern Knowledge, celebrates its 10th anniversary this July 11-14, and represents the best work of my life. Before anyone was discussing the maker movement in schools, Construct...
Stager-to-Go · 3W ago

Ancient History – The Rationale for Keyboarding Instruction Challenged (1989)

Note from Gary Stager… In 1989, a great friend, colleague and pioneer in educational computing, Steve Shuller, authored the following literature review. Steve was Director of Outreach at Ban...
Stager-to-Go · 3W ago

MaKey MaKey Co-Inventor, Eric Rosenbaum, Joins All-Star Lineup at CMK 2017

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2017 is thrilled to announce that Dr. Eric Rosenbaum will be joining our 10th annual summer institute, July 11-14 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Eric, one of the...
Stager-to-Go · 4W ago

In the Beginning

I graduated high school in June 1981 and despite having spent the past six years programming and teaching others too, I was told that I could not major in Computer Science because I was bad ...
Stager-to-Go · 1M ago

Collaboration

I have often wondered why educators are so darn excited about Google. They get “Google Certified,” attend Google conference sessions, mourn when features change or Google loses interest in a...
Stager-to-Go · 1M ago

Papert’s Prison Fab Lab: Implications for the maker movement and education design (2013)

A recent request from a doctoral student led me to find this 2013 paper I authored. Otherwise, it would have been forever lost in the dustbin of academia. You might find it interesting. Pape...
Stager-to-Go · 1M ago

When You Wake Seymour Papert Up in the Middle of the Night

Back in the late Eighties, there was a Logo Conference held in Los Angeles. After a wild night reminiscent of Martin Scorsese’s 1985 film, “After Hours,” longtime Papert collaborator Brian S...
Stager-to-Go · 1M ago

The Only Way Liberals Can Prevent Betsy DeVos from Destroying Public Education

Q: How can liberals prevent Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos from destroying public education by being confirmed? A: They can’t. Americans don’t give a rat’s ass about education policy as ...
Stager-to-Go · 2M ago

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 T...