As the Maker Movement Turns 45, Gary Stager Pays Tribute to M.I.T. Computing Pioneer Cynthia Solomon

Gary Stager, EdSurge, Jun 08, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

When I was a child I used to look longingly at advertisements for crystal radio sets you make yourself. I never did get one; at $24 they were way too expensive for me. But it does suggests that the 'maker' movement is more than 45 years old. No matter. Gary Stager still performs a valuable service in recognizing the contributions of Cynthia Solomon in the 1970s. "Not only did Solomon help create the first programming language for children, but she developed many of the pedagogical approaches and activities we currently use to teach students to use computers."

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