Just got this sweet note from Paulo Blickstein : ) " Look at the comment that you got on the video of the talk you gave in my class" (see below)

Talk EA. Stanford 2012

here goes the link for those who are interested. You can start at minutes 3.04 minutes !


July 10, 2014, Mike Petrich wrote: "There's still time to participate in the Fundamentals of Tinkering! Where else can you hear directly from Edith Ackermann, Mitchel Resnick, Mike Eisenberg, Eric and Jay from Makey Makey, Jie Qi, Gever Tulley, teachers at the Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, and The Tinkering Studio all in one place !?!"

Check it out! All you need is a computer and internet access. Create a free account at Coursera, and then you have access to all of the current courses. Sign up for the Tinkering one and each week new videos and readings will be available. It's all free.

My interview can be found in offerings of week 3: Learning Dimensions ( scribbling machines)
Mike Eisenberg made an excellent contribution on week 4, on the them: Tinkering tenets and personal expression.
vidigal vik

In Vidigal, during the shooting of "This is not a ball". Talking with Vik Muniz about children's natural curiosity and playfulness, their extraordinary gift as self-directed learners, and the importance of fostering their creativity and imagination as they enter school. Vik showed me the little school he plans on launching in Vidigal. For more on this, check out the article in the Globo (in portugese)
Here goes one of the nicest intros to my work ever. So this post is fore and foremost a selfie of sorts! It is also an occasion to thank Gary Staeger for his unique contribution in keeping alive the legacy of Seymour Papert, and pursuing the realization of the constructionist dream.

Too bad the summer institute is closed at this point.
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but take a peek at the website: it's a great resource for teachers and learners!



Excellent paper by John Jones - controversial, intriguing - posted on February 27, 2014 to dmlcentral: a comprehensive blog on Digital Media + learning: The power of participation.

reading

Also note that the blog itself is worth the detour, check it out. An impressive cast of contributing authors includes: Howard Rheingold (51 posts); John Jones (42); Liz Losh (32); Barry Joseph (30); Whitney Burke (29); Cathy Davidson (27); Raquel Recuero (26); Ben Williamson (19); Doug Belshaw (18); Antero Garcia (18); Danah Boyd (17); S. Craig Watkins (13); Jeff Brazil (12); Nishant Shah (11); Ethan Zuckerman (10); Lyndsay Grant (10); Monika Hardy (9); Julian Sefton-Green (6); Zeynep Tufekci (5); Aleks Krotoski (5); Dante Noto (4); David Theo Goldberg (4); Aaron Knochel (4); Mimi Ito (4); Buffy Hamilton (3); Akili Lee (2); Jon Barilone (2); Constance M. Yowell, Ph.D. (2); Monica Bulger (2); Katie Salen (1); Danah Boyd and John Palfrey (1); Philipp Schmidt (1); Luka Carfagna (1); Henry Jenkins (1); Michael Lachney (1); Thomas M. Philip and Antero Garcia (1); Razeen Zaman (1); Jason Schultz (1); Julian Sefton-Green and Gary Stewart (1); Daniel Hickey and Brian Nelson (1); Courtney Santos (1); Elisabeth Jacknis (1); Antero Garcia (1); Joseph Kahne (1); Alexander Halavais (1)

talk EA harvard Ed school

check out the video
Videos of the event have been uploaded. You can find video of my Lecture for Ernst at Video_Talk EA Ern v. Glaserfeld Archive

Talk start at 3:04 minutes.

You can find the brochure that was published in honor to Ernst , after the event online at
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MOOCS

Here goes a refreshing take / no-nonsense talk about MOOCS: the latest darling in a long line of increasingly puzzling 'instructionist' triumphs. Comes in two parts, lots of useful references. check out the links for part 1 and part 2
systematic

Some of the reports i wrote or co-authored for LEGO in the last decade all seem to have found a place at the newly reorganized LEGO Foundation site. Check it out . Here go a few:

Ackermann, E.K. (2013), Cultures of creativity and modes of appropriation: From DIY (Do It Yourself) to BIIT (Be In It Together). In: Gauntlett & Stjerne Thompson (2013) Cultures of creativity:Nurturing creative mindsets across cultures [Billund: The LEGO Foundation. Available at website:

Ackermann, E., Gauntlett, D., Wolbers, T. & Weckstrom, C. (2010), Defining Systematic
Creativity in the Digital Realm, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute. Available at website

syst. creat gauntlet et al.

Gauntlett, D., Ackermann, E., Whitebread, D., Wolbers, T. & Weckstrom, C. (2011), The Future of Play, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute.Available at website

future of learning

Gauntlett, D., Ackermann, E., Whitebread, D., Wolbers, T., Weckstrom, C. & Stjerne Thomsen, B. (2012), The Future of Learning, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute. Available at website

and finally, my very own ...
whole child dev
Ackermann, E. (2004), The Whole Child Development Guide, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute. Available at website.
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To see the full report check out the website. You may also download individual essays written by the myriad of contributors to the project, including my own, entitled: "Cultures of creativity and modes of appropriation: From DIY (Do It Yourself) to BIIT (Be In It Together)" . In it i write:

One of the particularities of today’s “cultures of creativity” is that they are neither local (typical of a region) nor global (common among citizens of the world). Instead, they cut across generations, social groups, and territorial borders (geographic, national, ethnic), resembling what some refer to as “glocal” . [...] Examples of glocalization include the blending of local cuisines (global slow-food, local-fast food), the hybridization of styles and genres (fashion, status symbols), and the creolization in music (remix culture, word music). In addition, we are also witnessing a “glocalization” of displaced folks’ own sense of who they are (identity), what they wish for themselves and loved ones (dreams) and where they feel they belong (home). (Ackermann, 2013).
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Reference: Ackermann, E.K. (2013), Cultures of creativity and modes of appropriation: From DIY (Do It Yourself) to BIIT (Be In It Together), Billund: The LEGO Foundation. Available at : www. legofoundation.com.

Previous reports that i wrote or co-authored for LEGO Learning Institute include:

Ackermann, E., Gauntlett, D., Wolbers, T. & Weckstrom, C. (2010), Defining Systematic
Creativity in the Digital Realm, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute. Available from: www.legofoundation.com.

Gauntlett, D., Ackermann, E., Whitebread, D., Wolbers, T. & Weckstrom, C. (2011), The Future of Play, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute.Available from: www.legofoundation.com.

Gauntlett, D., Ackermann, E., Whitebread, D., Wolbers, T., Weckstrom, C. & Stjerne Thomsen, B. (2012), The Future of Learning, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute. Available from: www. legofoundation.com.

Ackermann, E. (2004), The Whole Child Development Guide, Billund: LEGO Learning Institute. Available from: www.legofoundation.com.
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