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Visiting Seymour Papert

Visiting Seymour Papert | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

!Seymour asked why I was so critical of ed-tech (a question I get a lot), and I said that because so much of what I see runs counter to what he wrote about in Mindstorms, so much seems to merely digitize (if not automate) old classroom practices rather than facilitate transformative ones.


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I once ran a summer time Logo computer school at Lake Tahoe.  We had t-shirts with a cartoon computer character that said:"Logo at the Lake with Computer Jake".  


It was fascinating to help kids learn to play with geometry by teaching them to program the onscreen 'turtle'.


Later as a middle school science elective we had kids build sumo robots with Lego/Logo controls for tournament play.  Great times. Thanks Seymour!

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iEARN-USA's curator insight, August 11, 2013 1:39 AM

Many in IEARN will remember Seymour Papert's Conferenence Keynote in Chattanooga, July 1998. 

Jane Logan's curator insight, August 11, 2013 7:26 PM

Moving forward with technology without considering how it is being used will not give you the outcome you hope for. ICT use needs to be transformative. Consider the SAMR model

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MicroWorlds in Action

MicroWorlds in Action | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Project library with code, questions, and ideas; FAQ, lessons, and other MicroWorlds resources. Wendy Petti and Daniel Ajoy, OpenWorld Learning.

 

Logo was developed to drive a 'turtle' robot through geometric patterns using a natural sounding programming language.   It evolved into a wonderful robotic experimentation experience with the introduction of LEGO Logo, Microworlds. 

 

This language remains a vital and exciting constructivist tool to this day! ~ Dennis O'Connor

 

 

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