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Dr. Ellen Cavanaugh

Author's details

Date registered: June 28, 2011
URL: http://www.ellencavanaugh.com

Biography

I live in the intersection of mathematics (originally trained as a math teacher), a business owner, a parent, and a theologian exploring what brings meaning to life. My passion is for every child in our world to thrive. I believe the most important resource each child has is you, their parent. May we together Grow a Generation that of innovative, critical thinking collaborators, emotionally intelligent and resilient, with great leadership and vision.

Latest posts

  1. Scratch Workshop for Librarians and Parents — November 1, 2014
  2. Two Fifth Graders + Free Roaming Cats = A World Changed for the Better — October 31, 2014
  3. The incredible benefits of mentoring FIRST robotics — October 9, 2014
  4. Shocking Data in Economic Forecasts — September 6, 2014
  5. Engineering Saturdays Fall 2014 now open to registration! — August 24, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Assigning Wikipedia Entries for a College Classroom — 7 comments
  2. My Child Wants to Design Video Games Part Two: What type of training or classes should they take? — 5 comments
  3. Scratch Programming and 3rd Grade Common Core — 5 comments
  4. Science Center claims Moon Landing May Have Been Faked — 5 comments
  5. Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard — 4 comments

Author's posts listings

Nov 01

Scratch Workshop for Librarians and Parents

Where

CARNEGIE FREE LIBRARY OF BEAVER FALLS Presents Create stories, games, and animations!   Learn to empower young learners create computer animations and games with meaningful projects and challenges.   WHEN:  Friday, November 14th, 8:30am to 2:00pm WHERE:  Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls COST:  Free REGISTER: Jean Ann Barsotti jabarsotti@beaverlibraries.org  724.846.4340 DOWNLOAD FLYER AND REGISTRATION      

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Oct 31

Two Fifth Graders + Free Roaming Cats = A World Changed for the Better

Two young girls who call themselves the Kitty Whisperers will premiere their documentary of the Colony Cats of Washington County at the Companion Animals and the Law Conference at the Duquesne Law School on November 8. The extraordinary story of how this video came to be made and the work of these two girls are …

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Oct 09

The incredible benefits of mentoring FIRST robotics

FTC Cascade Effect

One of the great perks of mentoring an FTC team is meeting incredible young people. A young woman who is balancing two AP courses, SATs, work and a social life taking a night a week to configure and program a robot to compete in this year’s FIRST Technology Challenge (FTC) Cascade Effect competition; a young middle …

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Sep 06

Shocking Data in Economic Forecasts

Changes in Occupational Employment

Woodie Flowers (MIT Engineering Professor and FIRST Robotics Champion) and the recent Pittsburgh STEM Summit had a similar caution… Economic forecasts, based in the occupations of 16 European Union Countries and in the United States, agree that the middle class is disappearing. Automation has increased the demand for highly skilled managers and creative types, plus …

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Aug 24

Engineering Saturdays Fall 2014 now open to registration!

Engineering Saturdays Grades 3-8 11 am to 3 pm Baden Academy Media Lab $45 REGISTER   CLOSED  OCT 18 Diffraction and the Discovery of DNA  Go back 50 years to see the x-ray diffraction that Rosalind Franklin used to discover the shape and structure of DNA.   Each participant will build a DNA model to take …

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Aug 10

Rebar, Steelmaking, and 21st Century Jobs

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Aug 02

August 24 is Vesuvius Day

On August 24, 79 C.E., Mount Vesuvius erupted, killed thousands, and destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. It is one of the largest recorded volcanic explosions in history. Commemorate Vesuvius Day by creating a Scratch animation that not only remembers this day in history, but also educates people of today about Emergency Preparedness. Log into Scratch …

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Jul 26

The Coding Craze: Why I Am Asking Learners to Go Deep into Scratch Programming

This blog is for parents and teachers who are just starting to learn about Coding (the skill of writing computer code).  Advocates claim it as the next great literacy needed by citizens of our technological world. A few years ago my son was preparing for high school. He had to pick one of 7 languages …

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Jul 08

July 10 Tesla Day Scratch Programming Challenge

July 10, 2014 Tesla Day Competition - Programming in Scratch Make an Animated Card TechShop Pittsburgh has donated a MAKE Learn to solder kit ($65 value) to be sent to the winner! Log into Scratch and create a celebratory card that celebrates the genius who lit the world before July 10.  Submit the URL link to your creation …

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Jul 04

Happy Fourth of July!

Have you ever wondered how technology has transformed the fireworks industry?  Take a look at plans for tonight’s show at Penn State’s main campus. More than 500 volunteers donated their time and expertise to prepare for the 2014 Central PA 4thFest. The display is one of the largest 4th of July fireworks events in America.  More …

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