To BYOD or not to BYOD… what is a school to do?

If you were to walk into the lounge at Oasis For Girls, a non-profit youth development organization in San Francisco where I worked for the past couple of years, in the after school hours before each program begins, you would find teenage girls sitting or standing around, many of them completely engrossed in their mobile… Continue reading To BYOD or not to BYOD… what is a school to do?

I really need to get (make) me one of these programmable wearables

Last year, I brought a group of young women in my career exploration program to a company visit at Cisco, located in San Jose, California. We learned about some of their innovative work in creating solutions for various industries utilizing the Internet of Everything (IoE). I had heard of the concept before but seeing it… Continue reading I really need to get (make) me one of these programmable wearables

A reflection on the possibilities for students if their school had a makerspace

Examining the pedagogy of makerspaces this week helped me to understand some of the benefits for educational use of makerspaces; it also made clear some of the obstacles that schools would need to address, even beyond just the funding needed to start an educational makerspace.  The challenge for schools is to NOT absorb the concept… Continue reading A reflection on the possibilities for students if their school had a makerspace