Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour A. PapertMindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour A. Papert

Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas

bySeymour A. PapertContribution byJohn Sculley

Paperback | February 16, 1999

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Mindstorms has two central themes: that children can learn to use computers in a masterful way and that learning to use computers can change the way they learn everything else. Even outside the classroom, Papert had a vision that the computer could be used just as casually and as personally for a diversity of purposes throughout a person's entire life. Seymour Papert makes the point that in classrooms saturated with technology there is actually more socialization and that the technology often contributes to greater interaction among students and among students and instructors.
Seymour Papert is Lego Professor of Mathematics and Education at MIT, where he is also co-founder of the artificial intelligence and media laboratories.
Title:Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful IdeasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.52 inPublished:February 16, 1999Publisher:Basic BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0465046746

ISBN - 13:9780465046744


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With new advances in technology, the need to keep our children computer literate grows more crucial. In Mindstorms, renowned education theorist Seymour A. Papert demonstrates the vital role technology plays in the classroom, not only in how it changes the way children learn, but also how it promotes socialization by increasing the interaction among students - and between students and instructors. Mindstorms is an insightful book that can greatly benefit teachers, parents, administrators and anyone else interested in the role of technology in learning.