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Presentations and keynotes (videos)

This was the opening keynote for the 2019 FabLearn conference at Columbia University Teachers College. It was an unusual keynote for this special audience, with a lot of detail about the role of Seymour Papert and his powerful ideas of “objects to think with” and constructionism. It was also a call for the education community to take back the idea of “Making” as a pedagogy, not as a VC funded brand identity. The video does not capture all the slides, so some of it is a bit hard to follow. I plan to add the slides soon.

New Zealand Principals Conference 2018

INTED 2018 – (30 minute keynote) A Global Revolution Goes to School: The Maker Movement. 

TECH 2017 – UNESCO Changemaker Conference keynote – Design and Innovation in Schools. This is a 15 minute opening keynote as part of a “provocation” panel on the topic of design and school innovation. The video of the entire session is here.

Sylvia Martinez keynote Design-Innovation TECH2017 from Sylvia Martinez on Vimeo.

ISTE 2014 Session: Top Tools of the Maker Movement for Classrooms (a 9 minute excerpt about 3D printing)

Keynote – Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference (CMTC) – A Global Revolution Goes the School: The Maker Movement

ELH Keynote (video) – Hard Fun and Problem Solving – Where Computing Meets Tinkering and Design

Closing Keynote – Maker Possibilities Day (Maker Faire event sponsored by MakerEd Foundation and Intel) – The Top Ten Things Maker Educators Know (video got lost). Text here.

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Keynote for online Global Education Conference 2017

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Top Ten Classroom Tools of the Maker Movement

What Can Educators Learn from the Maker Movement (Sneak Peek for ISTE 2014)

K12Online Building Learning Keynote: Making the Case for Making in the Classroom (with Gary Stager)

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  • No Such Thing – Learning in the Digital Age
  • Podcast: Mindstorms – A Maze of Cognitive Turbulence – A 4 part conversation about Seymour Papert’s book Mindstorms and implications for education today.
  • Ed Tech Bites: What’s the connection between learning and tinkering?
  • Teaching and Learning TalkRadio Interview
    TL TalkRadio Podcast Link (Resources page)
  • Vickie “Cool Cat Teacher” Davis hosted me for a 10 minute podcast about “The 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering” on her podcast,  “The 10-Minute Teacher Show.

Books (See all at CMK Press)



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