The Impact of Education Research

So the, our Engineering is Elementary project has introduced young elementary aged kids to engineering, and, engaged them in an engineering designed challenge. And to date, we’ve reached about 10 million children, and a hundred and ten thousand teachers nation-wide. So technology has that advantage, that it can really impact at scale. So for our…

Lesbians Who Tech Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund

Please welcome to the stage: Edie Windsor! [ applause ] You just had this award named after you. How do you feel? Edie: Well, as soon as I stop crying, I’ll be real fine. Dom Brassey: So the Edie Windsor Scholarship is money – it’s opportunity. Leanne Pittsford: We decided to name our scholarship after…

Slido Academy: Additional actions for questions

Let’s look at some additional actions that can help you when working with questions. First tip- when you want to send a quick comment to a participant you can reply directly from Admin, whether a question has been approved or not. Just click on the arrow under the question and type your reply. The attendees…

Not Everyone Should Code

79,840 dollars: The average salary of a computer programmer in America. Average meaning many can afford a big fancy house or rent a closet in San Francisco. Even the lowest paid ten percent make more than the average American. Programming is so well paid because it’s so in demand and so in demand because it’s…

Invention Requires Optimism | Dean Kamen | XPRIZE Insights

I’m an eternal optimist if I wasn’t an optimist I couldn’t possibly get up every morning saying I think I’ll work on my water machine to supply clean water to four billion people or an electric generator to two billion people have ever used electricity or let’s get first into every school in the country…

Screen Time Rules For Kids | Let’s Talk | NPR

The amount of time that little kids spend with small screens has skyrocketed in the last five years. As an education reporter and a mom, I wanted to know: How much screen time is too much? I talked to dozens of experts, and surveyed over 500 families, and came up with three simple rules. (And…