Category: 2016 Fellows

Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into French

by on March 24, 2017 8:54 am
“Les 8 principes du Laboratoire constructionniste d’apprentissage. Par le Dr. Seymour Papert (1999)” English version here   Le premier principe est l’apprentissage par la pratique. On apprend tous mieux quand l’apprentissage entre dans le cadre d’une activité qu’on trouve vraiment intéressant. On apprend le mieux quand on met en pratique ce que l’on a appris sur… Read more Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into French

Thoughts on Failure

by on March 17, 2017 4:48 am
“Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.” John Dewey   This blog post is based on my November 10th 2016 Ignite talk for Fair Chance Learning’s event in Niagara Falls with Brian Aspinall, during the Bring It Together conference. See my slide deck here.… Read more Thoughts on Failure

Around the World with the 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab

by on March 16, 2017 11:44 pm
The FabLearn Fellows have started to create translations of the Eight Big Ideas Behind the Constructionist Learning Laboratory by Seymour Papert into various languages. 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 Constructionist Learning Laboratory inside of Maine’s troubled prison… Read more Around the World with the 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab

Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into German by Students

by on March 7, 2017 10:17 pm
Instead of just writing about Papert’s 8 big ideas, I thought it could be a good opportunity for my students in school to translate Papert’s ideas into their own language. A few students from my school are “residents” of the makerspace. They don’t like anything they think of as “schooley”, especially reading, writing, and English,… Read more Papert’s 8 Big Ideas Translated into German by Students

Planning Felt Monsters Inspired by Ceremonial Masks

by on March 5, 2017 6:02 pm
As promised, herein lies the beginning stages of my first Maker project grounded in critical pedagogy guided by the Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) Ethnic Studies framework and the Critical Friends Protocol (CFP) with members of the Radical STEMM Educators of the Bay Area.   Dictated by department logistics, the 6th grade class of 2016-17… Read more Planning Felt Monsters Inspired by Ceremonial Masks

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

by on February 28, 2017 6:10 pm
Ivyiyumviro 8 nyamukuru vyinyegeje inyuma ya Constructionist Learning Lab Iciyumviro cambere nyamukuru ni kwigira mubikorwa. Kenshi na kenshi twiga neza mugihe twiga ivyo twumva dukunze. Kukaba nkako, twiga neza cane mugihe turiko dukoresha ivyo twize mugukora ikintu dushaka kugerako. Ikindi ciyumviro cakabiri nuko ubuhinga nk’igikoresho co kwubaka. Mugihe tuzi ko ubuhinga bukoreshwa mugukora ibintu, bisigura… Read more Papert’s 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kirundi

Papert's 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kinyarwanda

by on February 28, 2017 6:05 pm
Ibitekerezo 8 nyamukuru kubyerekeye Constructionist Learning Lab   Igitekerezo cya mbere cy’iremezo ni Kwiga unakora. Twese twiga neza iyo bijyanye no gukora ikintu kidushimisha. Twiga neza cyane iyo twize dushaka gukora ikintu dushaka. Igitekerezo cya kabiri cy’iremezo ni Ikoranabuhanga nk’igikoresho cyubaka. Niba ushobora gukoresha ikoranabuhanga gukora ibintu, wakora byinshi bishimishije, ukanahigira byinshi. Ni ko kuri… Read more Papert's 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab Translated in Kinyarwanda

Miniature Golf Course

by on February 27, 2017 5:40 pm
Recently, I worked with a group of primary students (Kindergarten-2nd grade) to create a miniature golf course. Each student was in charge of creating a hole for the course. The first week, students were each given a large sheet of corrugated plastic, but cardboard would also work well for this. Students mapped out their plans,… Read more Miniature Golf Course

Meaningful Making: Podcast Workflow.

by on February 27, 2017 2:47 am
Over the past two months, the FabLearn Fellows have been quietly working behind the scenes to develop a podcast that we hope will spotlight the work of maker-educators from around the world, share constructionist best practices, and help us connect more meaningfully with each other and all of you. We’re calling it Meaningful Making because we want our… Read more Meaningful Making: Podcast Workflow.
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Introducing basic computer science to K-12 students in Dakar

by on February 23, 2017 11:57 am
As mentioned in my last post, I am actually working on “Hands-on and heads-in ” learning program with K-12 students in the scope of the Cheikh Anta Diop FabLab Académie, “The mobile FabLab”. Started 4 weeks ago, let me show you some results of what we have been doing so far. School 1 : ”TIERNO… Read more Introducing basic computer science to K-12 students in Dakar