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How Smartphones and Handheld Computers Are Bringing on an Educational Revolution
April 1, 2010 | Fast Company | By: Anya Kamenetz

The U.S. Department of Education has earmarked $5 billion in competitive
school-reform grants to scale up pilot programs and evaluate best
practices of all kinds. Major foundations are specifically zeroing in on
handhelds for preschool and the primary grades. "Young kids and
multisensor-touch computing are a huge area of innovation," says Phoenix
Wang, the head of a startup philanthropic venture fund called Startl --
funded by the Gates, MacArthur, and Hewlett foundations -- that's
entirely focused on educational investing. For Pat Condon
education  mobile_phones  mobile_applications  pilot_programs  smartphones  revolution  teaching  learning  Anya_Kamenetz 
july 2011 by jerryking
Psychology Today: Can Telecommuting Hurt Your Career?
Jul/Aug 2007 | Psychology Today Magazine | By Anya Kamenetz
Can lack of face time keep one from advancing their career?
telecommuting  career  movingonup  Anya_Kamenetz  psychology 
april 2009 by jerryking
Psychology Today: Inspiration in the City
Jul/Aug 2007 | Psychology Today Magazine | By Anya Kamenetz
From new business contacts and careers, to art and friendship, the urban
life has much to offer. Four city dwellers give their perspective on
urban living.

By: Anya Kamenetz
vignettes  case_studies  urban  cities  Anya_Kamenetz  psychology 
april 2009 by jerryking
Psychology Today: The Laws of Urban Energy
July/August 2007| Psychology Today | Anya Kamenetz
The world is flatter than ever. But while technology may give us each
the tools of creativity, it takes urban proximity and unpredictability
to sharpen them. One's mental garden buds, blooms, and proliferates when
cross-pollinated with the many other flowers and fruits crowding the
urban jungle. People come up with more and better ideas and produce more
results from those ideas by finding more collaborators as well as
critics.

By: Anya Kamenetz
cities  creativity  economics  urban  community  idea_flows  idea_generation  inspiration  cross-pollination  Anya_Kamenetz  playing_in_traffic  prolificacy  proximity  psychology  unpredictability  serendipity  collaboration  information_spillover  densification 
april 2009 by jerryking
Is Water the Next Carbon? | Green Day | Fast Company
Mon Feb 9, 2009 FAST COMPANY blog post by Anya Kamenetz
depicting water as needing to be allocated among competing human needs
such as industries, agriculture, and cities. And the solutions have to
do with finding efficiencies and closing loops to achieve "water
neutrality"--when an enterprise returns the same amount of clean water
to the world as it uses.
scarcity  water  water_footprints  allocation  neutrality  Anya_Kamenetz 
february 2009 by jerryking

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