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Seymour Papert's Mindstorms: Relevant, Thoughtful, an Essential Read for Educators

Seymour Papert's Mindstorms: Relevant, Thoughtful, an Essential Read for Educators | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas by Seymour Papert is a brilliant book. It’s as relevant today as it was when first published in 1980. Its applications to learning and teaching in...
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Reading this book as a young man changed my life as a teacher.  I took to Papert's ideas and was soon teaching LOGO to 5th graders. Later I started a summer time school for kids in a storefront at Lake Tahoe.  Great memories.


Papert's work is every bit as fresh now as it was in the 1980's.  Check him out! 

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I am fascinated by Papert's perception of educators as anthropologists, "using dynamic cultural trends as a medium to carry educational interventions." How then will the face of education change within global communities? This intriguing book review, originally scooped by Dennis O'Connor, prompted me to order my own copy. I think the early insights expressed by Papert continue to shine light on teaching and learning in the 21st century.

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Code Literacy: A 21st-Century Requirement

Code Literacy: A 21st-Century Requirement | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Ask kids what Facebook is for, and they'll tell you it's there to help them make friends. And, on the surface anyway, that's what it looks like.


Digital World Ownership
As I see it, code literacy is a requirement for participation in a digital world. When we acquired language, we didn't just learn how to listen, but also how to speak. When we acquired text, we didn't just learn how to read, but also how to write. Now that we have computers, we are learning to use them but not how to program them. When we are not code literate, we must accept the devices and software we use with whatever limitations and agendas their creators have built into them.

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Learn Web Design, Web Development & More | Treehouse

Learn Web Design, Web Development & More | Treehouse | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Treehouse is the fastest, easiest way to learn to code, make apps, and start a business. Tutorials in CSS, HTML, Ruby, JavaScript, iOS, and more.


Watch videos. Take quizzes.
Over 600 high quality training videos. Test your knowledge through quizzes and code challenges


Unlock your potential
Build the skills to land you your dream job, that promotion or build an app and launch your own startup.

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eLearning Guild Research: Do I Need to Know about HTML5? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine

eLearning Guild Research: Do I Need to Know about HTML5? by Patti Shank : Learning Solutions Magazine | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

One of the undisputed facts about working in the eLearning field is that there’s a lot to learn, and what there is to learn changes constantly.

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Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students | TechCrunch

Learn Code, Get Hired: Treehouse Offers Free Courses To Another 5,000 College Students | TechCrunch | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
QLast November, Treehouse revealed its ambitious goal to teach anyone and everyone to write code and design for the Web, iOS and Android. Combining the best of Lynda.com and Codecademy, Team Treehouse uses quality video, some lite testing, gamification and project-based learning to teach you to code, even if you’re the world’s biggest Luddite.


Quick to grow its user base and revenues, last month Treehouse decided to give back to its community by doling out $3 million-worth of free tech education to 2,500 college students.

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Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy

Computer Programming for All: A New Standard of Literacy | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Everyone ought to be able to read and write; few people within the global mainstream would argue with that statement. But should everyone be able to program computers?

 

Ah... What's old is new again.  When I started with Ed-Tech (way back before the turn of the century) I taught Logo as an instroductor computer language.  Pascal and Basic were also very commonly taught in school.  I like the symbolic manipulation of logo in particular.  Honestly,  I never really grasped geometry until I started teacing kids how to drive that turtle! ~ Dennis O'Connor 


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