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Millions of Computers for Millions of Children

Yesterday ( it should be now read “a couple of years back”)while giving a talk, I was asked this rhetorical question (not verbatim, but close): “What did you say was the sample size of your study?” “Two. This was a … Continue reading

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Sharing knowledge and learning collaboratively at schools

(This article was written for a college magazine.) We have a vision for a better society in which the values of sharing and collaborating knowledge and technical know-how form an integral part. There are two aspects to this issue. One … Continue reading

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A parable on…

A Parable Once upon a time, in a far away country, there was a community that had a wonderful machine. The machine had been built by most inventive of their people … generation after generation of men and women toiling … Continue reading

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The Children’s Machine

These are some unfinished notes that I have taken while reading the Children’s Machine by Seymour Papert. Hope that someday I will weave them into something more fluid.   Why, though a period when so much human activity has been  … Continue reading

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Turtle Art Galore…

Here is one for the Turtle Art! The idea that the child should program the computer and not the other way round was initiated by Seymour Papert in his book Mindstorms. Papert calls the field constructionism instead of Piaget’s constructvism. … Continue reading

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Why children hate maths…

          Today, because it is the 15th Monday of your 5th grade year,          you have to do this sum irrespective of who you are or what          you really want to do; do what you are told … Continue reading

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