Great Women in Technology – Dr. Cynthia Solomon
24 April, 2013
Dr. Cynthia Solomon
Cool pictures at: http://incolor.inetnebr.com/bill_r/tasman_turtle_page.htm from bill_r
Great article on the History of Logo.
“If Seymour Papert is the Father of Educational Computing, then Cynthia Soiomon is the Mother of Educational Computing! Not only did Cynthia help create the first programming language for children, but she developed many of the pedagogical approaches and activities we still use to teach children to use computers. Forty five years later, Logo is still in use by millions of children around the world in the form of Scratch, MicroWorlds, Snap! and other dialects. The Twenty Things to Do with a Computer paper written by Solomon and Papert in 1970 or ’71 remains provocative today and lays the foundation for the maker movement sweeping the globe.”