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Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas / Edition 2

Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas / Edition 2

by Seymour A. Papert, John Sculley


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The book that started the computer revolution in schools

Computers have completely changed the way we teach children. We have Mindstorms to thank for that. In this book, pioneering computer scientist Seymour Papert uses the invention of LOGO, the first child-friendly programming language, to make the case for the value of teaching children with computers. Papert argues that children are more than capable of mastering computers, and that teaching computational processes like de-bugging in the classroom can change the way we learn everything else. He also shows that schools saturated with technology can actually improve socialization and interaction among students and between students and teachers.

Technology changes every day, but the basic ways that computers can help us learn remain. For thousands of teachers and parents who have sought creative ways to help children learn with computers, Mindstorms is their bible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465046744
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 08/28/1993
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 367,726
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)

About the Author

Seymour Papert (1928-2016) was a professor of mathematics and education at MIT, where he co-founded the Artificial Intelligence and Media Laboratories. He was the co-inventor of the LOGO programming language.

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