‘Objects-to-think-with’ in a Climate Emergency

Papert (1980) created Logo where the computer served as an ‘object-to-think-with’. The basis of this latest work is to explore constructionism in parallel with computational thinking, specifically when children and adults interact with the internet of things. The physical computing device becomes a contemporary ‘object-to-think-with’ and a platform for everyone to further understand connected technologies…

Shining a light on digital talent

The professional nature of my EdD gives an opportunity to reflect on learning theory with planning for FDC maker education programmes and collaborations with teachers in schools. This semester in particular has made me think a lot about what education and curriculum means to different stakeholders, as I've completed a study centred on the philosophical…

Strictly More Pi – Take Two

A year ago I asked the question, ‘Will I ever know what it’s like to dance like a dancer?’ It feels timely now to explain the non-stop questions that have followed and the resulting decision. Initially rhetorical, I managed the answer on Monday this week. That was 24 hours after competing at the UKA Premier…

Ey up. A reight Yorkshire Day multi-player version of t’ wavy wire wi’ t’ Codebug?

It's a tricky situation being the only Lancastrian in a Yorkshire household on 1st August.  Actually, a day of restraint and moments of lip biting so as not to become entangled and ignite the War of the Roses series. So what better strategy than to beat them challenge them with their own Yorkshire rose?  Of course I'd have to make…