Seymour Papert By: Tyler Wade & Troy Parrish
Constructionism • individual learners construct mental models to understand the world around them • LOGO • connected with experimental learning • Builds on Jean Piagets epistemological theory of constructivism
LOGO • “Turtle” • The theory that children can use technology • Designed to help children be creative and self-motivated • First time children were able to teach themselves • Could Write and make Graphics
LOGO Foundations • Used to inform about LOGO • Encouraged people to use LOGO • Lead to the writing of Paperts book Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas.
Mindstorms: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas). • Computer-based learning environment called the Microworld. • learning will profoundly affect the quality of knowledge gained • natural knowledge building mechanisms of children • first large-scale attempts to mediate educational computer-based technology
Future Trends • LOGO has paved the way for many user friendly programming languages • i.e. Syntax language, Loops, I/O • Is used a lot in math classes • plotting points and graphing lines • drawing and measuring lines and angles • Allows children to explore math visually
Resources • http://www.associatedcontent.com • http://www.terrapinlogo.com/why-use-logo.php • http://books.google.com/books