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Logo and "Logo-like" Programming Environments for Learners

Old-fashioned Quilt Making in an Online Collaborative Setting - Use MicroWorlds EX in this simple open-ended creativity project. (2007)

Making Aboriginal Dreamtime Designs with MicroWorlds - An interdisciplinary project (2000)

MicroWorlds Claymation - Create your own Wallace and Gromit with one line of code! (2000)

21st Century Logo Quilts - A Twist on a Classic Geometry/Art Activity (1999)

Build Your Own Virtual Pet with MicroWorlds®(1998)
Make Your Own Tamagotchi
©1998-99 Adam Smith with a bit of help from Gary Stager

Turning Math Manipulatives Inside Out (1998)

Putting MicroWorlds Projects on the Web (1998)
For beginners...

MicroWorlds for Munchkins (1997) (all versions of MicroWorlds)
A brief guide to using MicroWorlds with primary-age students.

Tips for Creating Multimedia Projects with MicroWorlds 2.0 (Mac/Win 95)
Find out what MicroWorlds 2.0 can do to create multimedia projects and get busy!

MicroWorlds Probability (all versions of MicroWorlds)
Simple data collection, collection and graphing.

Editorials from Logo Exchange by Gary Stager

Books Reviewed by Logo Exchange
including reviews by Carolyn Dowling.

The Other Side of Logo Math (all versions of MicroWorlds)
Gain a working understanding of MicroWorlds' mathematical capabilities in a user-friendly article.
What can you do with MicroWorlds?

A Personal Response to the Classic Logo Argument
This article contains Gary's response to educators who wish to return to the days of less powerful versions of Logo. A review of MicroWorlds 2.0 is included. This article was written for The Logo Update and may appear there in the future. The article that inspired my response is available here.

MicroWorlds 2.0 Quick Reference Guide by Gary S. Stager
Everything you need to know to get started creating exciting multimedia projects with MicroWorlds 2.0 for the Macintosh. Feel free to print it out!

MicroWorlds 1.x Quick Reference Sheets
You will need to print this document since some of the "text" is a graphic.

MicroWorlds 1.x Turtle Graphics Primitive List
You will need to print this document since some of the "text" is a graphic.

Build Your Own Geometry Toolkit Materials
Now your students can use MicroWorlds to collaboratively design their own powerful Eudlidian geometry tools!

MicroWorlds Board Game Project
This describes a simple open-ended project your students can use to explore randomness, probability and logic.

MicroWorlds Data Graphing Project
This describes a simple open-ended project your students create their own simple mathematical graphing tools.

25 Things to Do with LEGO TC logo or Control Lab Use these simple ideas to inspire magnificent problem solving.

Logo-Using Educator Resource List
This document contains a list of books every constructivist teacher should read, where to buy Logo, organizations worth joining and online resources. Links to important resources are included!

What is Logo? And Who Needs it? A 1999 essay by Seymour Papert from LCSI's book, Logo Philosophy and Implementation.

Video Game Workshop
Play the games designed by students of Hope Chafiian of Spence School and Michael Tempel of the Logo Foundation.

Seymour Papert's keynote address at the International One-to-One Computing Conference
Sydney, Australia - June 2004

Seymour Papert's interview on Australian radio
June 2004

Homepage for Brian Harvey (bh@cs.Berkeley.EDU)
Computer scientist and UC Berkeley Lecturer, Brian Harvey, is a Logo pioneer. This web-site has information on his fantastic Computer Science Logo Style book series, his recent Scheme book and several provocative articles on education and Logo. Brian's next edition of Computer Science Logo Style are now available from MIT Press and for free download from his site.

Logo Computer Systems, Inc. Homepage
LCSI is the company responsible for LogoWriter, MicroWorlds, My Make Believe Castle and other leading software construction environments for kids. Seymour Papert is LCSI's chairman.

The Logo Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the educational use of Logo. The Foundation publishes, "The Logo Update" three times a year.

Whatever Happened to the Revolution? is the transcript for a terrific keynote address delivered by Dr. Geraldine Kozberg at the 1996 Logosium conference in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Planet Papert
  • Articles by Seymour Papert
  • Interviews with Seymour Papert
  • Reviews of books by Seymour Papert

Look here!The New Media and Education Reform was the name of a panel discussion held at the MIT Media Lab on June 4, 1996. The panelists included: Seymour Papert, Howard Gardner, Sherry Turkle and Mitchel Resnick. Information on ordering audio and video cassettes are available at this site. Here is an American Prospect article, " Access is not Enough - Computer Clubhouses In the Inner City," by Mitchel Resnick and Natalie Rusk presented at this conference. Seymour Papert delivered a fantastic speech that is well worth spending $5 to receive on audiotape.

Educational Computing: How are We Doing? is a recent article by Seymour Papert published in the 25th Anniversary Issue of the the T.H.E. Journal.

StarLogo by Mitchel Resnick is a programmable modeling environment for exploring the behaviors of decentralized systems, such as bird flocks, traffic jams, and ant colonies. It is designed especially for use by students. StarLogo is designed to help students (as well as researchers) develop new ways of thinking about and understanding decentralized systems. StarLogo is particularly well-suited for Artificial Life projects. Mitchel Resnick's book about StarLogo, "Turtles, Termites, and Traffice Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel MicroWorlds," may be purchased here.

Exploring Emergence is a dynamic paper written by Brian Silverman and Mitchell Resnick designed to demonstrate issues associated with cellular automata and artificial life. It is an evocative model of how text can be brought to life on the WWW. You need a Java-enabled browser, such as Netscape Navigator 3.0, to interact with the examples.

Homepage for Yasmin Kafai (
Yasmin conducts research and teaches at UCLA. She is a former student at the MIT Media Lab's Epistemology and Learning Group. Her research involves kids designing educational video games. Her most recent book is entitled, "Minds in Play: Computer Game Design as a Context for Children's Learning."

Computer Programming for Kids - Using MicroWorlds Project Builder
A proud father's sharing of MicroWorlds work done by his child. This is a really cute site.

MicroWorlds Tips from David Potter at John Paul College - Australia
David Potter, an Australian educator, has created this page full of tips for MicroWorlds users.

LEGO TC logo projects from Thomas Starr King Middle School in Los Angeles.

A French Logo Site - Eurologo

The Logo-l Listserve Archive - messages posted to the Logo listserve in the past.


The Logo Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Logo-use around the world. The Logo Foundation collects and distributes Logo materials to interested educators. The Foundation also publishes a newsletter, Logo Update , four times a year. Subscriptions are free. Contact:

The Logo Foundation
250 West 57th Street
NY, NY 10107-2228 USA
Fax: 212-765-4789

Logo Foundation Listserve :
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CLIME (Council for Logo in Mathematics Education). CLIME News is published 3-4 times each year, plus a Microworld issue. CLIME is an NCTM affiliate organization. Membership costs $15/year. Contact:

10 Bogert Avenue
White Plains, NY 10606
or send mail to Ihor

NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics). Membership is $40 and includes either the Arithmetic Teacher or Mathematics Teacher . Contact:

1906 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091

MIT Epistemology & Learning Group Online Resources

Visit the MIT Media Lab (Home of Seymour Papert, the Father of Logo) at HTTP:// .

Epistemology and Learning Publications
The MIT Media Laboratory
20 Ames Street Room E15-309
Cambridge, MA 02139

FTP server site.
To get access to the following papers, you must use anonymous FTP. To do this, type the command ftp to the command line prompt of your Unix machine.


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