Learning computer programming doesn’t have to be intimidating. Using an open source, user-friendly learning tool like KTurtle, learners can learn programming and create colorful patterns simultaneously.
My interview with Foster’s Daily Democrat reporter Laurenne Ramsdell has been published in today’s paper. You can read it here. I think that she did a wonderful job, but I’m interested in your thoughts as well, so let me know what you think.
The article that I wrote on the need for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers has been published online! You can read the article here. This is something that I strongly believe in. Why? Read the article and find out!
Now you can give Energize Education a “+1″ on Google+! I haven’t been this excited since… well… you know.
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a versatile and feature-rich image creation and editing application. Chris WHittum, the author of Energize Education through Open Source: Using Open Sorce Software to Enhance Learning, used GIMP to create the eye-catching logo below.
I have just written an article on the need for young women in STEM-related fields of employment. There is a definite shortage of women in occupations that involve STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and that needs to change. When the article is published, I will post a linnk to it here.
The interview that I had with eSchool News Managing Editor Laura Devaney is now available. You can read it here. Feel free to let me know what you think.
Author Chris Whittum was interviewed today as an authority for an article on encouraging girls to take an interest in computer programming. The interview was conducted by Managing Editor Laura Devaney. Chris was asked about what measures could be taken to develop in girls in grade school/middle school an interest in and, possibly, an enthusiasm for computer programming, a subject area often dominated by boys in this country. A link to the article is forthcoming.
My interview with Foster’s Daily Democrat reporter Laurenne Ramsdel went very well. She asked me questions about the nature of open source software, how schools and districts could employ it and what events led to my writing this book. She’s going to contact local districts and schools to see if they utilize open source and include this information with the interview, which will run in the Sunday edition and reach 30.000 readers.
For many libraries, especially school libraries, automation can seem to be financially daunting. However, there is an open source alternative that is viable and free. LibLime Koha is an advanced Integrated Library System that includes server software, cataloging (MARC) software, circulation software and software for OPACs. LibLime Koha also comes with excellent support to help users out when necessary.