All posts tagged refugee

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Kosher Coding

My bread is black. Everyone else’s is white. Theirs is generously lathered with peanut butter and jelly. Mine is open face, revealing butcher-cut meat, fresh greens and Russian spicy mustard. My dessert is a fig. It looks like a turd. I couldn’t be more embarrassed.

Tech in the Classroom

I’ve been having a lot of fun lately exploring how technology is being brought into the classroom and how Digital Democracy can build on the tradition.

The initial Project Einstein in the refugee camps in Bangladesh was an incredible experience that I haven’t written much about here. Empowering marginalized youth with any sort of positive educationĀ is an incredible experience. Having the opportunity to work with them on the art of photography was absolutely extraordinary and I appreciate What Kids Can Do for opening me up to the experience. My colleague Emily and I created a model to have the kids build off one another by having them work in self-selected groups. From there, they chose topics and we worked with them to develop stories around these topics. What I hadn’t fully foreseen was their ability to adapt and produce so quickly. Despite operating in a foreign language and with new technology for the first time, they caught on quickly, figuring out hidden camera features by day 2.