Last week I was contacted by ‘FIRST Global‘, an organization launching an Olympic-styled robotics event in Washington, DC, in July 2017. They were keen to see students from Sri Lanka represent their country. I have been talking to organizations in Sri Lanka about this, and wanted to summarize details of the endeavor. FIRST Global is the brainchild … Continue reading Olympic-styled Robotics competition coming up in July
Here’s a video I did with Ruben Gameros, a grad student at State University. It’s about what it takes to start a Robotics program. This was a hot topic in the STEAM Workshop last December in Colombo and Kandy, Sri Lanka. We know drones are changing the game in many areas. How about ‘Swarm’ robotics? Watch … Continue reading Starting a Robotics Program? Check this!
Just got back from a short trip to Sri Lanka, where I conducted two workshops for teachers.The first was in Maharagama on Dec 15th & 16th. The second workshop was in Kandy on Dec 18th. Here are some stories about the workshops: Nanda Wannianayake’s post: Full STEAM Ahead – Best Practices in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art … Continue reading Science and Tech Workshop in Sri Lanka
One month isn’t enough in Sri Lanka! A chance meeting with the ABC Charity team at the Dilmah Tea Lounge in Colombo. Talking S.T.E.M. and ICT at a rural international school in Bandarawela. Socratic discussion with account managers at Sarva about communication trends. Meet-up with my former (2010) students from a workshop, Passport to Digital Citizenship. … Continue reading S.T.E.M, skyscrapers and suicidal Tuk-tuks
It’s been 7 years since Arthur C. Clarke passed away. Most people remember him for the movie he is associated with: 2001: A space Odyssey, since he co-wrote the screenplay with Stanley Kubrick. Every time I pick up one of his books I am amazed at what he envisioned. My favorite book, a heavy tome, titled “Greetings, … Continue reading What Arthur C Clarke foresaw, still amazes
I am a computer and technology teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School in Arizona. I am also an adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Prior to teaching I was a communications strategist, consultant, business & technology writer, broadcaster and podcaster. Back in the day I was creative director at O&M advertising. More on my website. … Continue reading Angelo Fernando