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Constructionist Learning
MaMaMedia's Magazine for Kids



Constructionism—the word with the N as opposed to V–shares Piaget’s ConstructiVist connotation of children’s learning as actively-building knowledge structures irrespective of the circumstances of the learning environment. But Papert considered the learning environment, the learning tools and culture and how these impact thinking and learning. This is why he playfully changed the V to an N in the mid-80s. He stayed intellectually-committed and theoretically-connected to Piaget, but he also profoundly-differentiated his theory of learning from that of Piaget–inspired by the computational tools he created and the cognitive sciences and thinkers of MIT in the 80s. – Idit Harel.



      • MaMaMedia Internet Magazine for Kids – A key mission is to communicate with children (both online and offline) about the technology that has become part of their everyday lives, and how its influence on youth, families, friends, athletes, artists, students, and global citizens. Kids expect to see, hear, and read about technology at the movies, on television, on the radio, and in print. It’s all part of kids’ culture!
        MaMaMedia – A Kids’ Guide to the Net, was a 20-page, 4-color quarterly magazine. Was the first of its kind when launched in 1996, and still is the only print publication about the Internet-fully dedicated to kids. Published during 1996-2000, it reached over 1 million readers and introduced children and parents to the culture, technology, and language of new media and the Web, and recommended the best places on the Internet.


MORE ARTICLES (1989-2005)

    • “Hard Fun:” The Essence of Good Games AND Good Education. Telemedium Journal of Media Literacy. National Telemedia Council, 2005 (May).
    • 21st Century Learning: Exploring the Convergence of Children, Technology & Learning. Article Series written by Idit Harel and by Seymour Papert., 1996-2003.
    • Learning New-Media Literacy. Telemedium Journal of Media Literacy. National Telemedia Council, 2002 (May).
    • MaMaMedia – A Kids’ Guide to the Net. The 1st Children’s Magazine about the Internet. Published Quarterly by MaMaMedia Inc. 1996-2000.
    • And a Child Shall Lead Them: Young Kids Show the Benefits of a New Affinity with Technology. CONTEXT Magazine, Man & Machine, 1999 (January).
    • Clickerati Kids, Who Are They? 21st Century Learning, 1997 (March).
    • Learning Skills for the New Millennium: The Three X’s. 21st-Century Learning, 1996 (October).
    • Learning About Learning. Newsweek. 1989 (June).