Co-Written by Jennie Dougherty (teacher), Brett Kopf (Co-Founder of Remind101), Sam Chaudhary (CEO of Class Dojo), and Daniel Yoo (founder of Enome) I started this summer on a mission to provide my students with access to transformative technology. The purpose of this post, is to offer lessons I’ve learned during my journey to build bridges between my classroom and the innovators and entrepreneurs developing cutting edge technology. My mission began when I sent an email to technology companies as well as start ups featured on websites of ed. tech incubators like New School Venture Fund, ImagineK12, and Startl; Essentially I wrote them to say: “Hey! Access to technology is inequitable, but I’m on a mission to change that!
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Squishy circuits are a project from the Thomas Lab at the University of St. Thomas . The goal of the project is to design tools and activities which allow kids of all ages to create circuits and explore electronics using play dough. Thank you to the University of St.