Microsoft TEALS: Is Computer Science Taught At Your School?

Microsoft TEALS: Is Computer Science Taught At Your School?

In addition to making operating systems, browsers, video game consoles and so much more, Microsoft is also very concerned about education. They especially want to bridge the gap between those that have skills and training and those that don’t. They do this by offering many opportunities for youth. One of the most amazing programs is TEALS, […]

Microsoft, Education and the Imagine Cup Finals

Microsoft, Education and the Imagine Cup Finals

Last week I had the privilege of being invited to attend the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup Finals in Seattle. As this is a student technology competition, I was very excited to cover the Imagine Cup on my blog. And all my expenses were covered (however this does not influence my opinion of anything I write […]

New Design Studio Kit is Like an Internship For Your Teens

New Design Studio Kit is Like an Internship For Your Teens

The Extraordinaires Design Studio gives teens and tweens 8+ (and even adults) a chance to learn what designers do other than drawing designs. This amazing, and extremely under-priced studio in a box, is almost like landing an internship at a real design studio. With the Extraordinaires Design Studio, users learn to think like designers. How does the The […]

Choosing A College Should Be Like Making A Perfect Match

Choosing A College Should Be Like Making A Perfect Match

Once teens are in their junior year at school, they begin thinking about college. Choosing the college that they will attend is probably the biggest decision they will make at this point in their young lives. How can you, as parents. help them make a sensible decision? Many teens want to go to school where […]

Can Websites ‘Built By Girls’ Make Programming Cool?

Can Websites ‘Built By Girls’ Make Programming Cool?

AOL and Girls Who Code may have found an answer to the problem of finding how to get girls interested in computer science or other technology majors. This past summer, five Girls Who Code alumnae, were given the chance to take over AOL’s millennial social-girl pop culture site Cambio.com before its relaunch. The question is, if a girls […]

Skype in the Classroom – Don’t Let Your School Miss Out

Skype in the Classroom – Don’t Let Your School Miss Out

Skype has always been a leader in online video calls. However, that same platform can be used for more than talking to friends. The Skype in the Classroom program allows students and teachers to interact with and learn from people around the world. I was invited to the Skype Global Learning Lab to learn about how […]