As the Marine Choir led the singing of “We Shall Overcome” in the Capitol Rotunda in commemoration of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s death 40 years ago, there was a most awkward moment of slapstick when civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis signaled his fellow officials how to link hands in order to sing the song. First he had to signal that they should do so and then he had to demonstrate how to do it while this choreographic train-wreck was captured by C-Span.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.