Tag Archives: Policy

083 – The Longterm View with Peter Skillen

The Longterm View with Peter Skillen [In This Episode][Guest Bio][Additional Notes][Text Transcript] In This Episode Do kids really secretly enjoy hard problems? What happens when we let children control their own learning? What can US educators learn from Canadian educators? Join us for some perspectives from the other side of our northern border. Welcome to the Table Top Inventing podcast. I’m going to begin today with an excerpt from Marvin Minsky’s book, The Society of Mind. “Why are processes so hard to classify? In earlier Continue reading →

056 – Girls, Policy, and Technology with Julia Fallon

This is the podcast where we talk innovation. Today's guest is working to influence educational technology in Washington state. We delve in pretty deep to civic responsibility from the perspective of education as well as having girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. Which reminds me of a quote I saw the other day on a t-shirt: Some girls like to chase boys. I just like to pass them! Our guest today discovered in college that she loved computing and technology after getting politely pushed in other directions in high school. Julia Fallon is working with Educational Technology and Teaching Excellence in Washington state. She has a heart for helping students reach their full potential and for successful integration of technology into classrooms. Let's find out more about Julia's story.