Strengthening program evaluation in your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

Drawing from adult learning theories, ECB utilizes a variety of strategies such as: Vehicle of instruction: face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, classroom style learning, web-based mechanisms, manuals, etc. Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz.

Apps for Youth, By Youth

Tech Soup Blog

The app was a finalist in Microsoft's 2011 Imagine Cup, a student technology competition. Our Time (Facebook) is a nonprofit dedicated to youth empowerment through the voting process. As more tablets and smartphones are making their way into the classroom, it makes sense that there are a number of apps aimed at helping young people with their education and job preparedness.

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14LCS Idea Accelerator Pitches - Onward!

NTEN

Includes computer labs, classrooms, video recording studio, and current technology accessible to the community. Stones Worldview Tango - Richard Cirille Empowering learning for students world wide. Design solutions for collaboration, empowerment, global views, and self awareness. [Photo credit: Idea Accelerator contestants high five after practicing their pitches at the Microsoft evening reception, Sept.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth Kanter

Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States. I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake.

Six New Games for Change: Check Out the Future of Gaming for Good

NTEN

Ludwig is a game aimed at educators and students alike. Since most educational games struggle to find logical ways to be integrated into a classroom, Ovos took a different approach by creating a game based solely on curriculum-based material. The learning goals in the classroom directly mirror the game’s objectives, creating an experience where both are parallel to one another. By Jeff Ramos, Community and Content Manager, Games for Change.

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Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Beth Kanter

Content delivery is less important then the skill to making sense of it and that needs to be what “classroom time” is about. The instructor’s role should be to facilitate this understanding for their students, not dump content on them. They gave the students tests based on content and scored them. And the resulting graph is the analysis of 1200 students. The last question asks students to tell Mazur what confused them.

Coming to a Public School Near You: Hopefully, You as a Volunteer

Have Fun - Do Good

Because it was my first time meeting the students, part of the half hour was spent getting to know each other. I highly recommend volunteering with young people, whether they are as little as a kindergartner, or as old as a college student. Organizations like these teach everything from sports, to science, to the arts, to girl empowerment. By Tweeting on momdot Image credit: Cover from Streetside Stories ' student anthology of autobiographical stories (I used to work there).