technology

    Window Shopping: Planning Energy Efficiency Upgrades

    Naima Montacer | Sunday, September 14, 2014
    I cringe at opening my electricity bill during the summer in Texas. On 100-degree days, my air conditioner fights to keep the inside cool, but it’s a losing battle. I rent an old house with lots of cracks and crevices, which makes cold winters difficult as well. The old windows are layered shut wi... More »

    Bringing the outdoors in: Creative nature apps

    Naima Montacer | Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    It’s become common to ask kids in this day and age to go outside, and then to listen as they beg and plead to stay inside playing video games with your iPhone or iPad. But what if we could make the outdoors as addictive as Flappy Bird or Candy Crush? Like it or not, times have definitely change... More »

    Green charter schools groom future leaders

    Naima Montacer | Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    How can we change education in the U.S. and put the focus back on inspiring kids to become knowledgeable empowered scholars that are prepared for the future?  Many respond that charter schools are the answer.  Since the first charter school opened in Minnesota in 1992, the charter school moveme... More »