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Some observers have called Brit Morin a hybrid of Martha Stewart and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer. Morin runs Brit + Co. , a lifestyle how-to company that combines crafting, homemaking and a bit of tech. The site is about a year old and keeps expanding. Click through the gallery to learn more about Morin's projects and some of the secrets to her success. Morin at the Brit + Co headquarters. The former Google employee found her footing when she was planning her wedding.
What happens when 80% of your customers are female, but your engineers behind-the-scenes are 87% male? If you're Etsy, you try to fix it. We often discuss the challenges facing women in STEM jobs: Men hold 75% of the positions in science, technology, engineering and math — and make 14 cents more on the dollar than their female colleagues.
As a society, we learn about the world and advance our well being through science and engineering. The United States may be known around the world for its higher education, but compared to many other leading and steadily emerging countries, we lack a strong focus on educating scientists and engineers. One significant reason that we have fallen behind is that we do not encourage our female students to pursue career paths in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This needs to change, as the lack of women in STEM will continue to plague our country until all students, regardless of sex, have adequate opportunities to explore math and science throughout elementary, middle and high school.
Google said on Tuesday that iPad users in the U.S. will be treated to a new interactive experience when they search for restaurants, bars or other locales. The search engine giant has added a horizontal "carousel" to its iPad platform of local results at the top of the search page. When searching for "ramen shops," the search engine pulls in your geographic location and populates the carousel with pictures of restaurants in that genre.
The time to trick-or-treat has come once again, and Google has treated us with an interactive Halloween doodle . The doodle, which is visible in the U.S. and the UK , but not all countries, lets you explore a haunted house, inhabited with the standard array of black cats, ravens, skeletons, ghosts and monsters. Previous Halloween doodles included simple ones, such as Google's pumpkin-adorned logo, as well as a huge, multi-part, Scooby Doo-themed doodle. Check them all out here . How do you like Google's Halloween doodle? Share your thoughts in the comments.
Top 5 Hashtags for Early Educators Interested in #Tech - Early Childhood Technology Network : Early Childhood Technology NetworkRecently, we were talking about the value of online book clubs and online communities of practice as sources of professional development. Another great resource for early childhood educators who are looking for individualized support , that’s available at your convenience, 24/7 is Twitter . This microblogging platform allows educators to connect, share, and discuss ideas, concerns, and questions in short, 140 character messages.
In June, Early Childhood Technology Network launched a virtual book club. Now you can use the questions and ongoing discussion to jump start your PLN, support the use of the book in college classrooms, or just explore issues in early childhood technology. Best of all, it’s free!
Roominate is a different kind of toy. It is our first step in inspiring the next generation of female technology innovators. Roominate is a stackable, attachable & customizable miniature room with working circuits that you build yourself.
Seeing as how mobile devices and related technologies have completely overtaken a good chunk of society already, naturally the education sector has followed suit. Oddly enough, though, smartphones, social media, tablet computers, and other hallmarks of the mobile technology revolution still have yet to fully creep onto campus , with many schools somewhat puzzled over exactly what to do with the exciting new toys the kids are into these days. Others, however, saw innovation as opportunity, and went about drawing up innovative strategies for letting these digital developments enhance lessons, streamline college life, open up new possibilities, or some combination thereof. Get inspired by some of the seriously cool, creative ways the following schools have harnessed mobile media for current and future students.
Wow, Tech for Global Early Childhood Education has really taken flight! I can’t believe it’s already been over a month since I launched it. There have been over 3,850 hits to the site and educators from New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Australia, the U.S. and many other countries have visited these pages!
Editor’s note: Chris Rickborn is the COO and co-founder of Unrabble , a hiring software solution for small- to medium-sized businesses, especially startups. You can follow Unrabble at @unrabble . I was recently going through an old banker’s box that I packed up years ago while I was cleaning out my office.
This past fall my class and I participated in a Progressive Story . The basic idea behind project was that 4 classes would collaborate virtually to create a story. The project creators chose a wiki for the shared writing space. Classes were grouped and assigned to a specific wiki page. Our class began the writing process and posted the first two paragraphs.
Join us every Wednesday evening at 9pm EST for # ecetechchat , a lively hour of “thematic” tweeting about early childhood technology. Every week, we post the topic for the week right here on this page! Sometimes we offerguiding questions. Just follow #ECEtechCHAT all of the time, and you will know what’s in store for the upcoming chat… Check out the:
It’s been about two weeks since I taught my first graduate course at American University , entitled Technology as a Global Learning Tool (or as you might have seen on Twitter, #T4GL12). I wanted to wait a little while before writing a post about teaching the course to give myself some time to reflect and review all of the learning that occurred. The stated learning objectives for the course were as follows:
Potential employers, clients and dates are all Googling your name. BrandYourself, a new website launching Thursday, helps make sure they find what you want them to. The website guides you in search optimizing the links you want to push up in Google results for your name. Here’s how it works: You choose the links you want to “boost,” for example your LinkedIn profile. The platform assigns SEO tasks that will help those links show up higher in Google search results. For LinkedIn, suggestions include setting your name, customizing the URL and adding a profile photo.
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