This morning on LinkedIn I saw a post by Gary Stager (embedded below) in which he linked to a collection of Logo resources that he’s compiled on The Daily Papert.
Reading Gary’s post and looking through the resources reminded me of two things. First, as I wrote in response to Gary, when I was in elementary school I had a great teacher who introduced us to Logo. 34 years later I still have fond memories of those days that he stayed after school so that my buddy and I could tinker all we wanted (or until I had to go home to start my paper route). The picture at the top of this post is the Google Street View image of the outside of the elementary school classroom in which I first used Logo.
The other thing that Gary’s post reminded me of is the disheartening feeling I get when I mention Logo today to people who have job titles like “tech coach” and they have no idea what I’m talking about. Worse still is when they have those titles and tell me that they don’t do any kind of programming at all.
If you don’t know what Logo is, head to Gary’s list of resources to start learning about it. If you do know what Logo is, take a look at Gary’s list of resources and see if there’s anything new to you or if there’s anything that reminded of by reading through the list. On that note, I’m going to thumb through some of the notes I took when I read Mindstorms for the first time.