Silicon Valley has always struggled to hire more female workers in science and engineering. Thanks to Girls Who Code, a new organization that might be able to make a difference in decreasing the gender gap in technological workforce. Girls Who Code is dedicated to educate 13-17-year-old-girls with skills so they can pursue opportunities in technology and engineering, according to its website.
We recently stumbled upon a presentation by Victoria Van Voorhis, founder and CEO of NY based Second Avenue Software. In the presentation, she discusses the challenges in taking serious games and interactive media into K-16 spectrum.
Social media editor Ravi Kumar spotted this video from South Africa, which shows how some schools there are using iPads very carefully and thoughtfully in classrooms. We like the idea of an “iPad suitcase” so the students realize these are precious tools to use in a class… like an expensive microscope. The video shows how teachers are using the digital tool in daily classes.
“Now a tutor can be located in Ohio or Orissa, a state of India, helping students via video chat when needed. And, strangely, new technologies appear to be growing the tutoring business as a whole rather than rendering local tutors obsolete. Online tutoring is doing for what Starbucks did for Coffee. It’s creating further demand and lifting all boats.”
Today, the Campus Microfinance Alliance is a group for nearly a dozen student-run microfinance groups. Together, these groups have lent more than $350,000 to entrepreneurs across the U.S. “We realized that we have to build our network, and most importantly spread the network,” says Rohan Matthew, Co-founder of the Intersect Fund.
A new innovative platform, Sophia is a social media focused solely on education for everyone who wants to learn and share what they have learned. They hope to radically transform how we learn and teach.
Have you recently questioned your college degree? Or are you looking for advice on what should be your major in college? The economic meltdown has forced many to question the worthiness of a college degree. But that doesn’t mean you should…
The Governor of Idaho said “that putting technology into students’ was the only way to prepare them for the work force.” Last year, 600—half of the students at Post Fall High School protested against the new rules passed by the state.
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC), a national nonprofit charity dedicated to helping individuals affected by obesity is partnering with Obesity PPM, a consultancy committed to contribute to the reversal of the obesity epidemic to launch “a long-term online educational initiative to increase understanding of the complexity of obesity and its many causes.”
Realizing the passion and the problem faced by his fellow Canadians, Ryan Aldred launched Educator Volunteer Network to pair up skilled Canadians with schools in developing and at-risk regions around the world. Volunteers donate their time online by connecting with schools from developing countries.