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)

“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

"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

Reggio Emilia Approach:

Why Kids Need to Know How to Hack: Technological Citizenship and the New Civic Education

"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