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.

So I Married An Axe Murderer – Kate’s Take Podcast

In this episode Kate talks about the hilarious movie So I Married An Axe Murderer staring Mike Myers and Nancy Travis. Kate talks about the trivia of the film, the soundtrack, coffee shops, beat poets and also why it has a special connection to her and her brother. Sources: So I Married…IMDB Trivia http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108174/trivia?ref_=tt_trv_trv Kate’s … Continue reading So I Married An Axe Murderer – Kate’s Take Podcast

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.