May 01, 2013 | Post by: Brian C. Smith 2 Comments

Doing the Math

In February, a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things interview with Joe Hudy was posted on the Make blog where he shares projects, experiences, tools and people that inspire him.  In response to the tools he can’t live without question, Joey says “my calculator watch because I don’t know my multiplication

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Feb 18, 2013 | Post by: Brian C. Smith No Comments

Gears of My Childhood

Each time I read Papert’s essay about the gears of his childhood, I feel a little remorse for some of the more episodic moments I had growing up.  Though that remorse fades as I realize that all is not lost and consider my “gears” more as seeds for later realization.

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Mar 26, 2012 | Post by: Brian C. Smith No Comments

Wondering: Acceptable Research

Are schools now accepting corporate whitepapers over peer-reviewed research? If so, what are your thoughts about this?

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Feb 27, 2012 | Post by: Brian C. Smith No Comments

Prescription for Play

If you know me, you know I’m a big proponent for play for children.  Even big children. While I agree with what is being said in the video, we can’t ignore the modern world we live in. What constitutes play with computers?  Is it video games?  According to Dr. Marilyn

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Nov 14, 2011 | Post by: Brian C. Smith No Comments

Hindsight may be 20/200

Wisdom is both foresight and hindsight.  Papert et. al, possessed tremendous foresight that never ceases to amaze me. I’m also amazed at the current lack of hindsight for this very work…

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