Tip of the Day!

It’s been over a month since I published my last article, so I just wanted to check in with my readers. I have every intention of continuing this blog indefinitely, or as long as possible. My hiatus has been due to a recent lack of time. I have enrolled in courses to become an educational consultant, which has tapped into my time for this project. This project is one of the reasons that I am (eventually) leaving the field of teaching for that of being a consultant. This new career will provide me with the increased income that I need to develop this project adequately and to give it the chance to thrive that it so deserves.

In short, though my blogs will be less frequent until my courses are done, this blog, like my enthusiasm for the Energize Education project, will carry on. Thanks for reading.

My article on the need for women in STEM fields has been published!

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!

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I got a taste of what young women can accomplish with technology while I running the 5th MS PowerPoint workshop shown in these cover photos.

eSchool News Interview

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.

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Author Chris Whittum interviewedd!

Interview with Foster’s Daily Democrat

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.