Girls Love Technology

There are myriad reasons for the problems facing women in STEM, but one overarching truth about our efforts to recruit and retain girls in tech is that we are expecting them to think and behave like boys, to be attracted to technology for the same reasons and in the same ways as boys are.

Media Fluency is for Girls

Media fluency is generally understood as encompassing two skill sets. The first, which we might call media comprehension, enables media consumers to decode, analyze, and break down mediated messages into their constituent parts. The other, known as media production, involves successfully encoding some kind of meaning into a mediated message. Both are needed for successful participation in today’s media-rich landscape.

Press Freedom is an American Value

One of the primary roles of the news media is to serve as a watchdog on government and other forms of consolidated power. No matter how one feels personally about specific news outlets, reporters, or stories, the ongoing presence of the free press is essential for our democracy to function.

Howl’s Moving Castle – Kate’s Take Podcast

Kate finishes Miyazaki month with Howl’s Moving Castle by talking about themes of beauty in all its forms. Subjective always, beauty is judged inward and outward in conscious and subconscious ways. Kate digs in deep of our perceptions of beauty and how it changes, evolves and effects the world around us. Sources: Book vs. Film … Continue reading Howl’s Moving Castle – Kate’s Take Podcast