There are literally hundreds of iPad apps and games that claim to teach toddlers and elementary school-aged children the basic of mathematics. Unfortunately, when it comes to combining educational content with engaging features, most of these offerings just don't add up.
The Internet and mobile devices transformed how we communicate, and though the potential for abuse exists, they offer opportunities for improving our daily lives, even physical safety.
Do you have a sewing machine? Do you have a blender? These are not questions you would hear from a mortgage broker if you were trying to qualify for a home mortgage loan. But surprisingly, they are questions that give us insight into household wealth in countries like India and Peru.
The days of unequal access to high quality educators, schools in crisis and communities feeling powerless to support them are soon coming to an end.
Job candidates who already demonstrate social impact in their field can drive future recruitment, rev up engagement within the company, and act as a driving force in promoting the company brand.
Brian knew that he was different. He loved to be read to by his parents and had a voracious curiosity, but when it came to reading a book on his own, Brian failed miserably. He couldn't read the text on the page and words got jumbled. Some teachers thought him lazy. "How could this bright boy with intense listening skills not keep up with his schoolwork? Try harder!" they said. Reading was more like an elusive puzzle than a way to absorb information. Years went by and his grades fell, and his parents weren't getting help through his school. After searching for more answers to their son's reading difficulties, Brian was diagnosed with dyslexia -- the inability to decode printed words.
Music fans can register and take actions related to ending extreme poverty that range from sharing content to signing petitions. These actions will earn them points which they can then use for a chance to win tickets to see their favorite artists, and attend their favorite festivals.
As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child's illness, and the difficulties involved in traveling to see that one specific doctor. For critically ill children, the long wait to see a pediatric specialist can be devastating.
Here in the United States, we lack enough trained people to fill the information technology (IT) jobs that are vital to every industry. At the same time, our returning military veterans need work, and they represent a valuable talent pool that can help meet a growing need.
Foundations' natural value to the social sector truly rests with their insight and guidance, not their checkbook.
Debuted today by First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House IT Training program -- in partnership with Joining Forces and the President's Military Credentialing and Licensing Task Force -- will help transitioning military personnel make the difficult shift to the civilian workforce by providing the necessary training for high-demand IT jobs.
Teenage girls use computers and the Internet similar to boys -- they text, they take pictures on their phones -- yet they are five times less likely to consider a technology-related career. Today, on International Girls in ICT Day, I'm wondering how we can reverse that trend.
In the coming decades, five billion people -- the majority of humanity -- will come online for the first time, mostly in parts of the world ridden with conflict, instability and repression. We've spent much of the last year traveling to those parts of the world to witness the new digital age firsthand.
When I was young, I struggled with math. It was always taught in a language-heavy way, and I'm dyslexic, so that didn't work out too well for me. Eventually, my dad tried something that got me over those language barriers. He drew pictures of what the words and the symbols were trying to convey.
No longer can we let our brightest minds languish and the work of our K-12 educators go the waste. We have the power to write the next chapter in this country's history. Let's give every child that calls our nation home a path to college.
This post is part of our Millennial Impact spring series "Getting Fresh." These blogs highlight our young, innovative contributors who have new ideas ...
In 2012, nearly 28 percent of high school freshmen, around one million students, expressed an interest in pursuing a STEM career. Unfortunately, more than half of those students (57 percent) will lose that interest by the time they reach their final year of high school.
Living Cities is supporting a number collective impact initiatives to achieve transformational gains in low-income communities in educational achievement, economic competitiveness, and other areas.
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For me, there is no substitute, no equivalent way to connect with the greater human cause than putting two life-saving drops of polio vaccine into the mouth of a 3-year-old child.