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Coding Is the New Writing for Developing Self-Expression, Communication, Imagination and Solving Hard Problems

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.21.2014 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Putting coding on a par with the basic 'three Rs' is a trend in education-talk recently (Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately Coding, NYT, May 10,...

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.20.2014 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal adaptability is a necessity.

Memo to Mayor Bloomberg: Let Them Make Games!

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 03.14.2012 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Children learn best when they are the designers, builders, navigators, engineering and key operators of their own learning.

Learning Environments that Crack Open Brains (and Souls)

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton

Researchers at the Media Lab, are letting their brains crack open, dreaming up big ideas, combining art and science and play, producing and presenting their demos, and inventing their future.

Wanna be a School Reformer? You Better do Your Homework!

Gary Stager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Gary Stager

Shouldn't people bold enough to call themselves "school reformers" be familiar with some of the literature on the subject?