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Wednesday, August 1 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tangible and Playful Connected Learning

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Learn how making and computationally-enabled design can support connected learning experiences. When design tools are computationally-enabled, interactions can be more participatory, accessible, and engaging of learners' creativity and agency.

This workshop brings together three perspectives on making, tinkering, and computationally-enabled design to show novel ways in which youth and educators are engaging in meaningful production-centered activities. Participants will create dynamic sculptural artworks that visualize sensor data from scientific phenomena, interact with sensing and responding paper machines, and/or make cardboard pets. After playful interaction and “messing around”, participants join a reflective discussion of key design features that support tangible, interactive and playful connected learning. The session ends with time for participants to continue messing around with the interactive materials.


Colin G Dixon

Concord Consortium

Lila Finch

Graduate Student, University of Colorado Boulder
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Sherry Hsi

Executive Vice President, Concord Consortium
Dr. Sherry Hsi is both a learning designer and education researcher with a background in engineering (bio and mechanical), science education, and the learning sciences at the Concord Consortium. With experience working in science centers and schools, she builds innovative technology-enhanced... Read More →
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Mike Petrich

Director, Informal Learning, Exploratorium

R. Benjamin Shapiro

University of Colorado Boulder|Boulder|CO |United States

Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MIT Tang Center, E51-151 - Classroom, Building E51 2 Amherst St, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA