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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 | New Math Basics for Innovation and Change | 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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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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:32 PM

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! 

jm gif's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:13 AM

o_o uou!

Andrew Kedas's curator insight, July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

I'm working on a few books at the moment, but this one seems like it would be worth looking into!

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Illuminations

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I have mined gold: mathematical lessons that extend thinking and communications skills at this site from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

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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 | New Math Basics for Innovation and Change | 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...

Via Dennis T OConnor
Margaret McKanna's insight:

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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 6, 2013 9:32 PM

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! 

jm gif's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:13 AM

o_o uou!

Andrew Kedas's curator insight, July 6, 2015 11:31 PM

I'm working on a few books at the moment, but this one seems like it would be worth looking into!

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11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom

11 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom | New Math Basics for Innovation and Change | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students.

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Effective use of ipad apps within a math workshop requires strategic planning, guidance, and progress monitoring.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:32 AM

Excellent tools to learn maths for children

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Kay Toliver: Math and Communication

Kay Toliver: Math and Communication | New Math Basics for Innovation and Change | Scoop.it
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The intersection of mathematical thinking and communication skills creates enormous potential for teaching and learning. I have noticed the ability of some students to program themselves to correct answers with math apps. Isn’t it equally important that these students are able to use the language of mathematics to communicate the pathway to an answer? I have also noticed how much I learn during a “math Talk” about what these students know and don’t know about a mathematical concept. I share Toliver’s sentiment in this statement: “I tell my students that I don't mind them giving me a wrong answer, but I do mind when they don't speak up with any answer at all.

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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | New Math Basics for Innovation and Change | Scoop.it

Thinkstock In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.

 

What would happen if the roles were flipped and students asked the questions?

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2012/10/for-students-why-the-question-is-more-important-than-the-answer/

 


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When we allow a student to engage directly with the subject, we open the learning to a place of authentic exploration and questioning which lies beyond the arena of answers. 

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K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy | Edutopia | iPads in Education Daily

K-5 iPad Apps According to Bloom's Taxonomy | Edutopia | iPads in Education Daily | New Math Basics for Innovation and Change | Scoop.it
“ An elementary library media specialist reviews iPad apps as they map to an updated version of Bloom's Taxonomy.”
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The use of ipad apps has spurred debates about the integrity of teaching and learning in K-5 classrooms. This six part series begins to establish criteria for apps that support broad-base thinking skills.
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