GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER 2012

GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER 2012:

About Girls Who Code

Founded in February 2012, Girls Who Code is working to educate, inspire, and equip underserved girls aged 13-17 with the skills and resources to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 The Girls Who Code program is an eight-week summer program in New York City designed to introduce high school girls to basic software development skills and is accompanied by yearlong outreach initiatives, mentorship programs, and internship opportunities to realize each participant’s potential.

Eligibility

Candidates that meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

1. Girls aged 13-17; must have completed freshman year of high school by Summer 2011

2. Participants must commit to attending the full 8-week program in New York City, M-F, 10-5pm

Instructions

Please complete the following application no later than May 15, 2012.

GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER 2012

GIRLS WHO CODE SUMMER 2012:

About Girls Who Code

Founded in February 2012, Girls Who Code is working to educate, inspire, and equip underserved girls aged 13-17 with the skills and resources to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

 The Girls Who Code program is an eight-week summer program in New York City designed to introduce high school girls to basic software development skills and is accompanied by yearlong outreach initiatives, mentorship programs, and internship opportunities to realize each participant’s potential.

Eligibility

Candidates that meet the following eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply:

1. Girls aged 13-17; must have completed freshman year of high school by Summer 2011

2. Participants must commit to attending the full 8-week program in New York City, M-F, 10-5pm

Instructions

Please complete the following application no later than May 15, 2012.

Why Teachers Should Try Out Tumblr

Why Teachers Should Try Out Tumblr:

teachingtotransform:

edshelf:

In terms of classroom application, Tumblr would be a good way for you to share research for projects and assignments. Your students could then follow your Tumblr site and ‘reblog’ items into their personal site.

Or you could have students create multimedia (photos, videos, etc.) and post them onto their Tumblr. Then you could see how many views, likes, and reblogs each one gets. Could be a great way to encourage social media usage in schools using a free web 2.0 tool.

Finally, you could use it to connect with other teachers and education professionals. After just a few Tumblr searches and posts, you’ll find that people start coming out of the woodwork to ‘like’ your content and share it. You can quickly find fellow teachers and education-y folks by simply searching keywords like ‘teacher’ ‘edtech’ and so forth. When you find some good content, be sure to like it and reblog it. That person will then check your site out, start following your Tumblr, etc. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole new PLN on Tumblr!

I’m still not convinced on the best way to use Tumblr in the classroom, but I love it for finding teaching tools, ideas, and other teachers.

Why Teachers Should Try Out Tumblr

Why Teachers Should Try Out Tumblr:

teachingtotransform:

edshelf:

In terms of classroom application, Tumblr would be a good way for you to share research for projects and assignments. Your students could then follow your Tumblr site and ‘reblog’ items into their personal site.

Or you could have students create multimedia (photos, videos, etc.) and post them onto their Tumblr. Then you could see how many views, likes, and reblogs each one gets. Could be a great way to encourage social media usage in schools using a free web 2.0 tool.

Finally, you could use it to connect with other teachers and education professionals. After just a few Tumblr searches and posts, you’ll find that people start coming out of the woodwork to ‘like’ your content and share it. You can quickly find fellow teachers and education-y folks by simply searching keywords like ‘teacher’ ‘edtech’ and so forth. When you find some good content, be sure to like it and reblog it. That person will then check your site out, start following your Tumblr, etc. Before you know it, you’ll have a whole new PLN on Tumblr!

I’m still not convinced on the best way to use Tumblr in the classroom, but I love it for finding teaching tools, ideas, and other teachers.

How tech geeks in Africa are transforming IT education

How tech geeks in Africa are transforming IT education:

b-sama:

Failed by academia and constrained by convention, geeks are self-organising to equip themselves with the expertise and experience needed to solve social problems and enhance their personal development.

It is not just in the UK that ICT education has been found to be deficient - schools and colleges in many countries are failing to provide learners with the appropriate combination of technical and entrepreneurial skills that they need to convert skills into income and social change.

In resource-deprived settings like those in Zambia these problems are particularly acute especially when compounded by the added disadvantage of discrimination.

Zambia, like the UK, is awash with unemployed graduates. Lusaka, like other capital cities in the region, has far more IT graduates than tech jobs. Universities have done a poor job of equipping them with the appropriate mix of technical and entrepreneurial expertise that they need to feel confident developing their own businesses or securing the funding necessary to apply technology effectively to the development problems that they have identified in their communities.

Geeks are not all taking this lying down however; many are building social networks off-line and online to fill the gap left by deficient education. The recent boom in establishing technology innovation hubs across Africais one manifestation of this refusal to be defeated.

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Blackamazon is too much: GRad School

Blackamazon is too much: GRad School:

blackamazon:

So in the quest to get recommendations and tell you how I think, here are my areas of interest :

Black Diasporic Cultural production in globalization with a focus on gender and self publishing.

That leaves me with:

  • sociology
  • performance studies
  • communication
  • Af-Am
  • American Studies
  • DIgital…