|| The Logo
Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization devoted to informing
people about Logo and supporting them in their use of Logo-based
software and learning environments.
The Logo Foundation was established in 1991 as a
501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization incorporated in New York
State. It is based in New York City with activities around the world
and on the Internet:
- conducting workshops, courses, after
school programs, users groups, and conferences for children and
- publishing papers, workshop materials, and our
newsletter, Logo Update
- facilitating communication among members
of the Logo community via this web site and on LogoForum, an
Internet discussion group
- providing information about Logo resources, products,
Visit the various areas of this web site to find out
more. We believe that the Logo Foundation web site is the single most
comprehensive source of Logo information on the Web. We hope you find
it useful. If we've left something out, please let us know.
The Logo Foundation works closely with other
organizations to provide services to the Logo community.
- The MIT Media Lab supports the Logo Foundation with telecommunications
services and hosts this web site. Over the years we have
collaborated with the Epistemology and Learning Group of the Media
Lab on many projects including the Computers in Education Program
in Costa Rica and Project Lighthouse in Thailand.
- Global SchoolNet Foundation is our partner in maintaining LogoForum, formerly
Logo-L, the Logo Internet discussion group.
- We have worked with the Omar Dengo Foundation in Costa Rica on
curriculum development and staff development.
- Our Logo Summer Institutes have been conducted in
collaboration with The Spence School and Convent of the
Sacred Heart in New York City, Mesa State College in
Colorado, and the St. Paul Public Schools in Minnesota.
- We have collaborated with Mesa State College in
Colorado and Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota to
provide college credit to participants in the Logo Summer Institutes.
Logo Foundation President Michael
Tempel is responsible for managing the Foundation's activities.
Workshops and Logo Summer Institutes are also staffed by consultants,
most of whom are active classroom or computer lab teachers:
- Hope Chafiian is Director of Technology and Curriculum at the
Spence School in New York City.
- Steve Farnsworth is Middle School Technology Integrator at the United Nations International School in New York City
Our major contributor is Logo Japan, Inc.,
which provided startup funding for the Logo Foundation and has
continued it's generous support throughout the Foundation's history.
Other companies and organizations that contribute to the
Logo Foundation are:
- Logo Computer Systems Inc.(LCSI) contributed startup funding for the
Foundation and has provided software and materials for our
- LEGO Dacta and Pitsco support our workshops with
LEGO Mindstorms™ equipment and materials.
- Terrapin Software, Inc. contributes software,
materials, and equipment for use in our workshops
These companies and organizations have contributed
software, books, materials, and telecommunications services to the Logo
- International Society for Technology in
- Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
- Media MicroWorlds, Inc.
- MIT Press
- Paradigm Software
- Ralph Bunche School, New York City
- Scholastic Network
- Softeast Corporation
- Softsparks Inc.
Contributions from individuals are always welcome,
appreciated, and tax deductible.
Foundation Board of Directors
Seymour Papert, Chair
LEGO Professor of Media Technology, Massachusetts Institute of
Executive Director Emeritus, Fundación Omar Dengo, Costa Rica
Tessa R. Harvey (Emeritus, deceased)
Deputy Superintendent Emeritus, Community School District 3, New York
Director Emeritus, St. Paul Logo Project, St. Paul, Minnesota
President, Logo Foundation
President, Logo Japan, Inc., Tokyo