12
Jul
2020
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Powerful Idea Du Jour from Seymour Papert

“Once I was alerted to the concept of “hard fun” I began listening for it and heard it over and over. It is expressed in many different ways, all of which all boil down to the conclusion that everyone likes hard challenging things to do. But they have to be the right things matched to...
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12
Jul
2020
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A Bit of Wisdom from Seymour Papert

“All of us, professionals as well as laymen, must consciously break the habits we bring to thinking about the computer. Computation is in its infancy. It is hard to think about computers of the future without projecting onto them the properties and the limitations of those we think we know today. And nowhere is this...
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12
Jul
2020
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A Daily Dose of Inspiration from Seymour Papert

“My proud father suggested “being clever” as an explanation. But I was painfully aware that some people who could not understand the differential could easily do things I found much more difficult. Slowly I began to formulate what I still consider the fundamental fact about learning: Anything is easy if you can assimilate it to...
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25
Mar
2020
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March 25, 2020

“In many schools today, the phrase “computer-aided instruction” means making the computer teach the child. One might say the computer is being used to program the child. In my vision, the child programs the computer and, in doing so, both acquires a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology...
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24
Mar
2020
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March 24, 2020

”We’re moving into a time when people need to know how to learn things they weren’t taught in school. Second, we now have the technology to let kids learn better. This will not just allow them to learn the same things better; it will teach kids to learn radical new things at all ages.” –...
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15
Mar
2020
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The Daily Papert Needs Your Help!

Could there be a better way to do something productive during the Covid-19 shutdown than to help DailyPapert.com? Better yet, you get to read some of Seymour Papert’s work and share it with the world! The site will undergo repairs and a bit of redesign during this unforeseen global emergency,  but your assistance is required...
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