Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour PapertThe book that started the computer revolution in schools
Computers have completely changed the way we teach children. We have Mindstorms to thank for that. In this book, pioneering computer scientist Seymour Papert uses the invention of LOGO, the first child-friendly programming language, to make the case for the value of teaching children with computers. Papert argues that children are more than capable of mastering computers, and that teaching computational processes like de-bugging in the classroom can change the way we learn everything else. He also shows that schools saturated with technology can actually improve socialization and interaction among students and between students and teachers.
Technology changes every day, but the basic ways that computers can help us learn remain. For thousands of teachers and parents who have sought creative ways to help children learn with computers, Mindstorms is their bible.
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas
Bull, G. Children, computers, and powerful ideas. Today it is commonplace that computers and technology permeate almost every aspect of education. In the late s, though, the idea that computers could serve as a catalyst for thinking about the way children learn was a radical concept. As a mathematician and educational theoretician working in a technology-rich environment, he was in the right place with the right background to consider the educational possibilities of technology. Others had suggested that the computer could serve as a delivery system for presenting content.
Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data. Papert, Seymour. Mindstorms: children, computers, and powerful ideas. Includes bibliographical references.
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