Tag / education

My latest story is for EdSurge, a “community resource for all things in edtech”. EdSurge is a Silicon Valley-based start-up that publishes two weekly newsletters about educational technology; one geared towards entrepreneurs, one for teachers. EdSurge also operates a wiki-like site full of information on educational products, organizations, schools, etc. If you’re interested in education, […]

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The proliferation of accessible, online resources and night/weekend classes has made it easier than ever to learn how to code. But is coding a skill that small-business CEOs — who usually have their own technical teams or outsource their programming work — need? That’s the question I examine in this story, which appears in the […]

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Valentine’s Day has long inspired handmade expressions of affection. One new, accessibly geeky idea is Plushbots, programmable, interactive stuffed toys that even children can design and make using open-source software and electronics. The Plushbot name illustrates the devices’ hybrid nature, which combines robotic parts like Arduino microcontrollers, conductive thread, a battery and various sensors with […]

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