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How Silicon Valley Is Hacking Global Pandemics

Joseph Agoada | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Joseph Agoada

In the world's hardest-to-reach and most under-resourced areas, how do we establish an ability to collect, track and share data on emerging disease pandemics with global implications?

Why We've Ditched The Old Model For Doing Good

Kate Moynihan | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Kate Moynihan

Companies know that getting the biggest bang for the buck in social impact investment requires applying smart business sense to the nonprofit realm. And they are right -- but the business model that needs to be applied is not the one you might think.

How Tech Innovation Leads To Sustainable Solutions In Developing Nations

Lauren Woodman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

It seems as if the days of manually doing routine tasks such as shopping and health care are slowly fizzling into obsolescence. People in both developed and developing countries are reshaping their daily lives and interactions as digital technology becomes intertwined with their everyday activities.

What You Never Realized About Rural Poverty And Your Food

Julie Peachey | Posted 09.27.2014 | Impact
Julie Peachey

Of the 7 billion people on earth, 1.3 billion people farm the food and raw materials we consume. Despite being our "most valuable citizens," a disproportionate number of farmers suffer from the consequences of poverty.

Portraits From Women In Zimbabwe

Patrick Hayes for Kiva | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Patrick Hayes for Kiva

I push the button and the black steel door slides across its tracks, revealing morning traffic and fallen rusty flowers.

How A "Pop-Up Museum" Is Getting Kids Excited About Math

Ingrid Ellerbe | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Ingrid Ellerbe

We tend to think of math as a series of numbers and symbols on paper, often preceding a list of multiple-choice answers intentionally presented to confound you. But what if we could change the perception of math from being an enigma to being a part of our everyday lives? Math is everywhere around us, and it's beautiful.

How The Internet Of Everything Is Helping Humankind

Tae Yoo | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Tae Yoo

Imagine an 8.2-magnitude earthquake hits suddenly, triggering landslides, cutting power, toppling buildings and causing human havoc. Now imagine the 60 seconds before the first jolts.

Beyond 140 Characters: 4 Takeaways From a Successful Twitter Chat

Deborah Levine | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Deborah Levine

If your work involves reaching people beyond the four walls of a brick-and-mortar office, successfully communicating with your audience -- whether it's 50 staff members working remotely or the entire millennial demographic -- is crucial to achieving your goals.

Why Digital Skills Are Crucial For European Job-Seekers

Alexander Riedl | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Alexander Riedl

Nearly 6 million people under age 25 are currently out of work in Europe. At the same time, there could be up to 900,000 unfilled positions in information and communication technology (ICT) by 2020 if we don't take action.

Protecting the Internet of Everything From Smarter, Shadier And Stealthier Attacks

Joshua McCloud | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Joshua McCloud

If you've ever plugged an American, 110-volt appliance into a European 220-volt socket, you've experienced firsthand what happens when an electrical device overloads: fizzle, pop, smoke. At best, you've temporarily damaged the appliance. At worst, the device catches fire and burns the place down.

Here's How To Get Kids Excited About Math. (Yes, It's Possible!)

Nigel Nisbet | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Nigel Nisbet

I'll never forget my first day as a high school teacher in America. My dream was pretty simple: Mold eager minds into future science, technology, engineering and math leaders who will help define the 21st century.

Why Tech Innovation Should Matter To NGOs

Lauren Woodman | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Lauren Woodman

Every industry, sector, and market goes through times of transformation and innovation. Whether you're selling smart phones or automobiles, technological change is a powerful force that drives industry innovation and disruption, shaking up traditional industry leaders and establishing new companies.

What The City of the Future Looks Like Today

Wim Elfrink | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Wim Elfrink

This year really heralds the fourth evolution of the Internet: the Internet of Everything (IoE). The Internet first gave us basic connectivity and then a networked economy and immersive experiences, but today, IoE promises to be more disruptive, pervasive and vital to our lives than the Internet itself.

3 Ways to Prepare Future Generations for Careers in Tech That Don't Even Exist (Yet)

Alyssa Frank | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Frank

A few decades ago, a computer practically took up as much real estate as Versailles and the most complex machine used by the average Joe was a lawn mower.

How to Prepare a College Campus for A New Era of Innovation

Terry Vahey | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Terry Vahey

Imagine what a university could and should look like in several years. What will our students be learning? How will they be learning? What tools will they need in this future education?

Got Game? How Play Enhances Learning

Delicia Sepulveda | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Delicia Sepulveda

I wasn't really into video games as a child, but after observing students playing games in school labs, I began to understand what makes them compelling for kids.

Filipino Entrepreneurs Share Stories of Typhoon Recovery

Jomay Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Jomay Liu

It's been six months since Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful typhoons ever recorded, tore through the Philippines and displaced 4 million people.

Three Ways For You To Stay Competitive In The New Economy

Leila Chirayath Janah | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Leila Chirayath Janah

Landing a 9-to-5 job with a pension is harder today than ever. In order to thrive in the 21st century, you have to be a savvy citizen of the digital economy or risk being left behind.

Why It's Never Too Early To Teach Kids The Skills They Need For Tomorrow

Eric Schwarz | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Eric Schwarz

Some might think that middle school is too early to talk about preparing for the skills needed for tomorrow's technology, but at Citizen Schools we think that the middle years are the best time.

When School Is Out, Hunger Comes To Visit

Colleen Callahan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Colleen Callahan

After a brutal winter, summer has finally arrived. While everyone is surely thrilled, America's children are probably the most excited of all. Summer means they can shed the confines of the classroom for days of popsicles, sun and freedom. For most kids, it's the best time of the year. But sadly, not for all.

What Do Factory Workers In Asia Want?

Heather Franzese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Heather Franzese

What do factory workers want? They sew our clothes and assemble our mobile phones -- things we use every day -- but they remain a mystery to us. Most are working thousands of miles away behind secure company gates.

How The Internet Of Everything Is Changing The Game For Tomorrow's Tech Workers

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

It has been predicted that everything in the future will be connected and "communicate" with one another. There is even a phrase for it: the Internet of Everything (IoE).

The Four Skills That The Workforce Of The Future Really Needs

Chingwell Mutombu | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Chingwell Mutombu

To hold and keep a job in the 21st century economy, workers will have to be innovative, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in various media and deal appropriately with the ever-changing nature of information flow.

Making the world kinder, one "digital hug" at a time

Laura Howe | Posted 08.03.2014 | Impact
Laura Howe

While we train digital volunteers, ultimately what we do isn't very complex. We help people feel more connected when something scary is happening. We offer some basic human kindness.

10 Skills The Workforce of the Future Will Need

Nicholas Enna | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Enna

I find myself averse to writing predictions of the future as most predictions fail. Nevertheless, I sat down at my keyboard and whipped up a list of 10 skills that I think the workforce of the future will need to have.