Laptops, Learners and Powerful Ideas Conference
anindita at media.mit.edu
Wed Jul 3 16:20:46 PDT 2002
For any who are in the Boston area, we're hosting "Seymour Day" at the
Media Lab on July 9th (next Tuesday). Information is available
The event is actually called "What on Earth Happened to the Computer
Revolution in Education?: A Conversation with Professor Seymour Papert"
and he'll talk a lot about the Maine laptop project.
On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Edwin Pilobello wrote:
> An aside : INTEL is watching the Maine project very intently. I
> understand they've donated PC laptops to several parochial schools. I
> wonder which would survive the durability test, iBook or PC? I wonder
> what applications they've got loaded on those computers?
> Anyway, I'm looking forward to the publication of the conference
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-squeakland at squeakland.org
> [mailto:owner-squeakland at squeakland.org] On Behalf Of Alan Kay
> Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 12:19 PM
> To: squeakland at squeakland.org
> Subject: Re: Laptops, Learners and Powerful Ideas Conference
> Well, I got started on this path by meeting Seymour in 1968 and many
> of my first insights into this area came from Seymour. We've been
> colleagues and friends now for more than 30 years.
> At 11:05 AM -0700 7/3/02, Edwin Pilobello wrote:
> >Seems like this conference has a dream team. From the looks of it,
> >you're going to be surrounded by Logoist...MicroWorlds in particular.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Gary Stager [mailto:egroups at stager.org]
> >Sent: Friday, June 28, 2002 6:39 PM
> >To: LogoForum at yahoogroups.com
> >Subject: [LogoForum] Laptops, Learners and Powerful Ideas Conference
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> >Laptops, Learners and Powerful Ideas
> >University of Maine
> >August 14-16, 2002
> >Don't miss a once-in-a-lifetime intimate conference, August 14-16,
> >concerned with the powerful educational ideas accompanying the growing
> >use of laptops in education.
> >Keynote speakers include:
> >Alan Kay
> >Seymour Papert
> >David Loader, the first principal with a computer per student (1989)
> >Steve Costa, the first teacher to have a class of students with laptops
> >Clotilde Fonseca, one of the leaders of Costa Rica's high-tech
> >Other speakers include:
> >Bruce Dixon, recognized by the Smithsonian for making it possible for
> >schools to use laptops
> > (1989)
> >Gary Stager, a pioneer in laptop school professional development Saul
> >Rockman, educational researcher Dennis Harper, founder of Generation
> >Yes, a federally-recognized approach to kid-based
> > sustainable professional development
> >Hands-on workshops, dynamic presentations and stimulating discussions
> >with policy-makers will round out this exciting event.
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