Making Hard Fun at Home


 

MakerFaireNYC2015Presentation.pdf

 

- Bricolage

 

- Dr. Seymour Papert's "microworlds"

 

- Frame projects around Jay Silver's prompt: "I wonder?"

 

- I wonder how to leverage what we have at home to create meaningful maker projects?

 

- I wonder if it reflective? Glowdoodle

 

- I wonder how shapes can make a design? TurtleArt

 

- I wonder how to draw a song? Plink

 

- There are many other free applications that encourage a constructionist exploration of the world and testing of children's hypotheses

 

-I purposefully kept the requirements for this talk to software, since all of the software I talked about is free and easy to acquire

 

- If I had money to buy one hardware item to supplement my child's explorations, it would be the MaKey MaKey

 

- We have an opportunity to engage learners of all ages by emphasizing creativity, not consumption

- Questions or comments?

 

Copyright 2015 Josh Burker