The following extract is from the research paper Education, Knowledge, and Learning. An overview of theories and research about constructionism and making by Lorraine Charles, William Rankin, and Catherine Speight. You can download it for free here.
This article is an abridged transcript of a segment of ‘We Make the Future’ featuring Nicholas Provenzano. Listen to the whole episode here. Nicholas Provenzano has been in education for the past 16 years. He’s a Google Certified Educator, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, a TEDEd Innovative Educator, and was recognised as an Emerging Leader by ASCD. He has […]
Singapore is leading the way in abolishing some school exam rankings, stating that ‘learning is not competition’. So how do we work out what we value if we no longer value exam results? We think we have the answer…
Artificial Intelligence (AI) often makes the list of things that are ‘just around the corner’ in the forthcoming Fourth Industrial Revolution, swiftly followed by ubiquitous connectivity, full robotic automation, and supercomputing for all.
At the St. Raymond school in Menlo Park, California, Ken Hawthorn has one goal: ensure that his school is a model for STEAM learning. Ken is a mechanical engineer turned teacher. As a consulting engineer he worked on a wide range of designs – from electric motorcycles to Large-Scale Processor Reference (LSPR) machines and he […]
Mitchel Resnick is the Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Amongst his group’s many achievements is the programming language, called Scratch, that makes it easier for kids to create their own animated stories, video games, and interactive art. His book, Lifelong Kindergarten – Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers and […]
All Saints’ Episcopal School is a leading college preparatory day school in Fort Worth, Texas. The school emphasizes leadership, academic rigour, and artistic exposure. Its aim is to provide an engaging and transformational educational experience with inspiring teachers, coaches, and mentors, in a challenging and nurturing learning environment. A group of educators from the school, […]
Summer camps and after-school clubs are great fun, and are sometimes where learners get their hands on pi-tops for the very first time. Saturday Kids have been using pi-tops as part of their activities since May this year, in this guest post, they explain how they do it. “Building a computer is part of the […]
The educational technology (‘EdTech’) sector is booming (some might even say overheating). Startups, as well as major global giants, now offer teachers and schools hundreds of products, projects and hardware like never before. Which is why, in many ways, it’s never been more difficult or confusing for school administrators and teachers when it comes to […]
Sam Page is the Head of Computer Science at Westminster School (London, UK)