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”.
PhET, from the University of Colorado provides FREE top quality interactive simulations on a variety of subjects. Recently PhET released Capacitor Lab Basics, and Circuit
I am always on the lookout for low tech items that will enhance a Makerspace. One of the key things I look for are
Definition of Makerspace
A Makerspace can be anywhere, a small area designated in your classroom, a space in the library, and YES! even a baseball dugout! A Pop