Let's Talk About Doing Good this New Year

Let's Talk About Doing Good this New Year

Scott Karlo
on Dec 31, 2012

Taken from the above blog (http://theciviccommons.com/blog/be-an-action-of-good-for-the-new-year), "we seem to be far more generous during the holiday season. Charities get more from us, the needy get more from us, even friends and family get more from us. The needs of those around us are great and the resources are limited. You can be a power to change that. You can be an unspoken hero which is quite possibly one of the greatest roles life has to offer. How will you make 2013 a great year? Even better, can you share with others entities that need a helping hand? Let's not hope for a great 2013, LET'S MAKE A GREAT 2013. It starts with YOU. I'll be getting more active in our local school system and I'm looking at other local options as well.

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Katherine Burke
on Jan 08, 2013 - 12:41 pm

On Saturday, January 19 in Kent I will be holding a free training in Theatre for Social Change on the topic of Creating a Culture of Peace. All are welcome. We will then hold an interactive performance on Monday, Jan. 21 (MLK day) at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP visit www.learningtheatrically.wordpress.com. ;

 
Nancy Reeves
on Jan 03, 2013 - 11:12 am

Sharing education resources (education seems to be a theme), and a daydream.The first resource:  I've started taking a course at EDX, a remarkable resource if you haven't discovered it (free online courses from Harvard, Berkeley, and MIT - with others to be added soon).  I started exploring the course for work related reasons, since my active programming experience was...let's just say a few years...before the development of object oriented programming/design.The daydream:  The guidelines for final project of the course have also caught my attention:

"The climax of this course is its final project. The final project is your opportunity to take your newfound savvy with programming out for a spin and develop your very own piece of software. So long as your project draws upon this course's lessons, the nature of your project is entirely up to you. You may implement your project in any language(s). You are welcome to utilize infrastructure other than the CS50 Appliance. All that we ask is that you build something of interest to you, that you solve an actual problem, that you impact your community, or that you change the world. Strive to create something that outlives this course."

I currently have visions of grabbing the Civic Commons code and building a calendaring function, or a more sophisticated search engine, for it . . . we'll see.  My energy (and time) may not extend beyond my original goal, but it is fun to dream.

The second and third resources:  For those who need a little amusement, my first problem set is here.  It is was written with an ingeneous little language called Scratch - a drag and drop language created by MIT's Lifelong Kindergarten Group (love the name).  Clunky for anyone with programming experience, but a great starting point for anyone 7-ish or older who is interested in learning basic programming concepts with a pretty powerful tool (for what it is).  (You can also create additional sophistication by adding BYOB (Snap) available here.)

 
Dan Moulthrop
on Jan 02, 2013 - 3:28 pm

Like you, Scott, I'm getting more deeply involved in education. I just joined an advisory board for one of the Cleveland Metro's new schools, and I've been asked to serve on a citizen stakeholder's committee for the superintendent search for my local district. There's also Ohio City Writers, where I'm on the board. There's some other stuff, but those are the ones I'm most excited about.