Resources for Building Materials/Supplies


Recommended Reading:


“We Came to Play”: Lessons on Connected Learning and Creativity from Caine’s Arcade (MacArthur Foundation, 4/14)
http://spotlight.macfound.org/blog/entry/lessons-on-connected-learning-from-caines-arcade/

“What Can Teachers Learn from DIY Cultures” by Colin Lankshear and Michele Knobel
Confessions of an Aca-Fan, May 26, May 28, May 31, 2010
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/05/diy_learning.html
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/05/what_can_teachers_learn_from_d.html
http://henryjenkins.org/2010/05/what_can_teachers_learn_from_d_1.html

"Importance of Pleasure in Play" by Bruce Perry
Includes teacher tips on incorporating play in the classroom, the value of boredom, and its relation to working in isolation
http://teacher.scholastic.com/professional/bruceperry/pleasure.htm

Reggio Emilia Approach:
http://www.reggiokids.com/about/about_approach.php

Why Kids Need to Know How to Hack: Technological Citizenship and the New Civic Education
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdL0hCnGJ04

"Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out" by the MacArthur Foundation
Great commentary on youth enterprise, entrepreneurship, and media (Chapter 7, but especially pages 307-323).


Falling for Science: Objects in Mind by Sherry Turkle
A story of inspiration and connection to science and technology through objects that are often neglected (ie. cardboard!).


Evocative Objects: Things We Think With by Sherry Turkle
Revealing objects as emotional and intellectual companions to learning


"Gears of My Childhood" by Seymour Papert