The Ban Bossy Debate: Change girls’ behavior? Or raise their status?

Adam Grant posted a thought-provoking article on LinkedIn regarding the #BanBossy debate, where he suggests girls who get called bossy are breaking these rules: Don’t try to exercise power without status. Earn status through demonstrating competence and caring. But the #BanBossy campaign is calling people out for breaking different rules: Don’t enforce expectations of girls which are [...]

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Personalizing the museum visit with technology

“Personalization” of the visitor experience is the pursuit of that perfect, all-hands-on-deck tour that museums and other visitor attractions would give every visitor if they could. Several years ago a boy and his mom flew from Canada to San Jose for a visit to The Tech Museum of Innovation, only to discover the museum was [...]

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Dale Dougherty’s vision for museums and schools

Founder of Make Magazine and the Maker Faire Dale Dougherty gave a talk on the role of Makers in formal education and museum settings at the 2012 Reimagining Children’s Museums conference in Portland, Oregon. In his opening remarks, Dougherty prophesied a prominent role for Maker Faire in academia. He expects that institutions of higher education, such as [...]

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