This morning on LinkedIn I noticed a put up by Gary Stager (embedded beneath) during which he linked to a assortment of Brand sources that he is compiled on The Each day Papert.
Studying Gary’s put up and searching by way of the sources jogged my memory of two issues. First, as I wrote in response to Gary, after I was in elementary faculty I had an important instructor who launched us to Brand. 34 years later I nonetheless have fond reminiscences of these days that he stayed after faculty in order that my buddy and I may tinker all we needed (or till I needed to go residence to begin my paper route). The image on the prime of this put up is the Google Road View picture of the skin of the elementary faculty classroom during which I first used Brand.
The opposite factor that Gary’s put up jogged my memory of is the disheartening feeling I get after I point out Brand right this moment to individuals who have job titles like “tech coach” they usually don’t know what I am speaking about. Worse nonetheless is after they have these titles and inform me that they do not do any type of programming in any respect.
If you do not know what Brand is, head to Gary’s record of sources to begin studying about it. In case you do know what Brand is, check out Gary’s record of sources and see if there’s something new to you or if there’s something that reminded of by studying by way of the record. On that word, I will thumb by way of a few of the notes I took after I learn Mindstorms for the primary time.