Monday, July 11, 2016
Constructing Modern Knowledge: The unconference that doesn’t consider teachers incapable of mastering difficult knowledge and skills. Or, as Gary Stager says, “We don’t treat you like idiots.” Straight talk. Instead of learning how to use the Googles, educators attending #cmk16 learn in an atmosphere imbued with cutting edge technology where the hood is lifted. Educators are allowed to get as deep as they can in the workings of electronic platforms and their components.
We spent the day working on Trinket, getting it to blink, double blink, triple blink, work a servo motor, and more. Here is a thread of my snaps:
We worked alone and together. We went out for lunch in area sandwich spots and the park in bunches. We gathered at the end to reflect upon what the experience of learning meant to us individually, and heard what the faculty thought about the experiences we were having.
Gary Stager, who tells us what he really thinks to a fault and beyond, gave us some historical perspective about learning breadboarding and coding. He had a teacher, Mr. Jones, who taught him as a kid. He learning computer programming in MUCH more depth than “Hour of Code.” Here are a few snaps of him threaded together:
And now the second day is getting started. I’ve listened to the opening remarks, introcution of faculty, explation of the structure – and lack thereof – and the choosing of projects. Here is a snap thread from that:
Click here to see the photos of the ideas that were offered on flickr.
Or, just look at them here.
Now I have work to do, so, if you’ll excuse me…..
What are you creating today?