Mills

Location:

Philadelphia, PA

Member since:

January 4, 2011

Your organization or cause -- what are you passionate about?

I'm passionate about teaching methods that raise test scores and thinking skills (cognitive gains) while simultaneously raising students' social-emotional skills (which makes the school climate safer and more cooperative). The only teaching method that does is cooperative learning, which can be used with any subject - math, science, you name it. The challenge, however, is implementing it properly; it can easily backfire. It is even harder to use it correctly with gifted students in heterogeneous-ability classrooms and to assess individuals' work during these group efforts. At the most, cooperative learning should only be used for 40% of a child's lessons.

Have you used technology for social change? If not, do you have plans/ideas/dreams about how you want to use it?

My website is quite basic right now. I'd like to learn about fundraising software, web design, screencasts (videocasts), wikis, and everything else. I really don't know anything in this department.

What cool examples of technology for social change have you encountered?

Nothing too exciting. I think everyone knows more than I do.

Introduction

I'm writing a book about the best type of peace processes for overseas conflicts.

What Mills is saying about this Meetup Group

Awesome group that's full of practical tips and that keeps you abreast of technology stuff for social enterprises and movements.


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