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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.

LA Times’ Festival of Books

Energize Education through Open Source will be one of the books presented by Lulu Publishing at the Los Angeles Times’ annual Festival of Books at the USC campus on April 18 and 19, 2015. More information will be provided as it becomes available. For more information about the festival, click here.

Project Update

We now have a Google+ page! Visit us at Google+ by clicking here.

What!? Another interview with Energize Education author Chris Whittum?

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.

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Photo taken by Sylvia Whittum

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.

Energize Education Update

Now you can give Energize Education a “+1” on Google+! I haven’t been this excited since… well… you know.

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Author Chris Whittum interviewed on Author Talk.

Article on Young Women and STEM Occupations

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.

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Designed with the GIMP

Interview with eSchool News

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.

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.