Month: February 2017

8 grandes ideas Papert’s Eight Big Ideas translation to spanish

8 grandes ideas detrás del Laboratorio Construccionista de Aprendizaje Extracto de la tesis doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center” de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea es aprender haciendo. Todos aprendemos mejor cuando el aprendizaje es parte de hacer algo que nos parece realmente interesante. Aprendemos de la mejor manera… Read more »

Papert Poster in the works!

Cassia Fernadez and I are getting started on designing a dynamic poster with Papert’s Eight Big Ideas. Our goal is to have it downloadable in as many different languages as possible. We will start with Portuguese and English. I think we have other translations in the works, including Swahili!  One challenge is to see if… Read more »

Papert’s 8 Big Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Swahili

Just want to share 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab in Swahili. At least, Est Africa Community and other Swahili speakers can learn more about the concepts of constructionism. Mnamo mwaka 1999, Seymour Papert, baba wa elimu ya kiteknolojia, alianzisha utafiti katika mradi wake alipotengeneza maabara ya ujenzi uliojaa teknolojia, kimradi zaidi, ya-kikarne… Read more »

A makerspace for next to nothing

“How should I start makereducation?”  That is a question MakerEducators hear often. As did my co-Fablearn fellow Josh Ajima. He answers the question on his site: THE MAKERSPACE STARTER KIT. While I was writing this blogpost Autodesk’s website www.makingstartshere.com was published. A website which – as you might probably guess – answers the posed question… Read more »

Papert’s Eight Big Ideas translation to portuguese (Oito Grandes Ideias)

Recently, Sylvia Martinez (our FabLearn mentor) invited us Fellows to translate Seymour Papert’s Eight Big Ideas Behind the Constructionist Learning Laboratory to other languages. As Sylvia describes in her blog: “In 1999, Seymour Papert, the father of educational technology, embarked on his last ambitious institutional research project when he created the constructionist, technology-rich, project-based,  multi-aged… Read more »

Decolonizing STEMM: Reclaiming Indigenous Scientific, Technological, Engineering, Math, and Maker Knowledge, Practices, and Inventions

Since January 20, 2017 I’ve been trying to hold on for dear life to that elated sense of progress and hope that swept me off my feet during President Barack Obama’s first inauguration 1. I had just started my first full-time 4th grade teaching gig on 98th and Bancroft in East Oakland, a community highly impacted… Read more »

8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab

One of the challenges that many FabLearn Fellows face is explaining the concept of constructionism to other educators, volunteers, administrators, parents, and even students! Luckily, we have Seymour Papert to the rescue as he faced this exact situation. In 1999, Seymour Papert, the father of educational technology, embarked on his last ambitious institutional research project when… Read more »