Learn like a kindergartner all your life: play, design and share

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9 Responses to “Learn like a kindergartner all your life: play, design and share”

  1. Ito Kagehisa says:

    One thing I learned from tending kids is that there is no one-size-fits-all anything. I never met two kindergarteners that were alike inside their heads.

    Which is very wonderful, if you think about it…

  2. bassplayinben says:

    play design share, hm? sounds like being in a band or some other collective creative pursuit (like a community garden/farm or theater group) no new tech needed at all! The song is the software.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Why I became an engineer:

    1) I’m paid
    2) to play
    3) with someone else’s toys

    To me, the world is one big box of legos and no enforced nap time.

  4. theLadyfingers says:

    You mean like a standard corporate training seminar?

  5. Astragali says:

    If anyone hasn’t got around to watching the video, the screenshot at the start is of Scratch, an excellent object-oriented programming tool that I had the pleasure of trying out a few months ago (I stumbled across it quite by accident, as ever in my case). I think it makes programming a heck of a lot easier…

    • Anonymous says:

      I just started back to school double majoring in CompSci and Mathematics. We just started using Scratch for a few homework assignments to begin to think like a programmer, and learn problem solving and whatnot. I must say, as childish as it looks, it is a LOAD of fun, and can be quite challenging if you’ve never problem-solved in that manner before.

  6. sweetcraspy says:

    I’ve played with the Scratch programming system, and it’s really clever. I have a background in programming and was very impressed with the way it took even the complex ideas and made them accessible. You can do just about anything you want to in there, and it’s a great way to introduce kids to the concept of creating their own toys on a computer.

  7. wakeupsilver says:

    Example of type of think Life Long Kindergarten does in 30 second video:
    http://vimeo.com/14592949

    Life Long Kindergarten has helped LEGO make Lego Mindstorms, and several other projects that have gotten out in the world. See the home page
    http://llk.media.mit.edu

    Another Life Long Kindergarten project explained in 30 seconds:
    http://vimeo.com/14593431

    If anyone has questions about the group I’m happy to answer.

    (disclaimer: i am a member of the lifelong kindergarten group as a graduate student and researcher)

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