Seymour Papert in his book Mindstorms, reminds us that the greatest benefit of integrating computers in the classroom is NOT as a tool for standardized assessment, repetitive skill reinforcement or as Papert put it, “the computer programming the child”. Rather, he argued, “The child programs the computer. And in teaching the computer how to think, children embark on an exploration about how they think themselves”.
The lowdown on finding low tech for Makerspaces
I am always on the lookout for low tech items that will enhance a Makerspace. One of the key things I look for are
What makes a space a Makerspace?
Definition of Makerspace
No Glasses? No Problem! Make this pinhole viewer with household items
Can’t find enough Solar Eclipse glasses for your family, class or viewing party? NO PROBLEM! Grab some white paper, aluminum foil, tape and a paper
Eclipse Kit from NASA
The upcoming Solar Eclipse, Aug 21, provides a fantastic opportunity to get kids interested in Science. Nasa has put together a FREE Eclipse Kit which
NASA needs Citizen Scientists for Solar Eclipse and beyond!
We know student engagement and learning increase when their learning environment has real world connections and realistic, meaningful applications. Here is an amazing opportunity for