Future-Thinking Faculty Share their Expertise

Seventh grade English teacher Kate Tabor is well-known for the wide range of texts she shares with students throughout the year. She has also been an early adopter of integrating technology into her students’ experience with literature.

Recently, she was among the thinkers and notable educators who wrote a piece for a publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer, a revolutionary paper, penned by MIT graduates Cynthia Solomon and Seymour Papert, imagining students and teachers using computers as objects to think with.

Tabor’s essay “Things to Do with a Computer in the English/Language Arts Classroom (That Are NOT Word Processing)” is part of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer: Forward 50, edited by Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez, a collection of essays responding to Papert and Soloman’s seminal work that has set the course of education for the next 50 years and beyond.

You can read more about the book here, and a copy is available in the Kovler Family Library.

Congratulations to Tabor on this recent accomplishment!
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