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Re: [xmca] schools-without-computers-by-choice-and-conviction-that-they-dont-help-kids

The constructionist use of computers in schools as developed by Seymour
Papert and allies is still a fruitful one. The modern incarnation of the
software is scratch from MIT http://scratch.mit.edu/ but it remains true
that to understand its educational philosophy fully you need to read some
books. One idea is "hard play". Another is "low entry, high ceiling". This
was modified a little in scratch to "low floor, wide walls".

Moreover, the one laptop per child (OLPC) as developed by Negroponte and
allies remains a worthwhile experiment to kick start learning for third
world children.

Peter, all the link shows is that mediocre use of computers leads to
mediocre results.

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 8:24 PM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:

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