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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.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

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!

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

Andrew Kedas's curator insight, July 6, 2015 11:30 PM

The more I read about this guy, the more I like him. Seymour for President.

Scooped by Dennis T OConnor

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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