Sunday, February 1, 2015
Day 32: Who is Martha Madison?
I'm not sure why, but in high school and college I avoided science classes. As an adult, I'm constantly looking for ways to fill gaps of knowledge caused by those many years "avoiding science". I'm also always looking for ways to engage students who might not find their way into a math and science class. This is why I took notice of an inviting poster displaying Martha Madison in the incubator section of the exhibit hall at FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference).
Not only did the visual appeal of Martha Madison catch my eye, the content offered promise that someone like me (with many gaps in their science understanding) might not only gain better understanding of science, but I might actually have fun doing it. What do you think? Does Martha's message to you say "this is serious science made fun?" It did to me. I'm gearing up to explore the free levels.
But the main reason I chose to include this is post today was to make a point that engaging both girls and boys in science, math, and technology is not easy, but it can be done, and it MUST be done. And this product caught my attention because they understood the importance of engaging BOTH genders and at first glance, have caught my attention for their ability to speak to both girls and boys. I'll keep you posted as I explore further.
Here's a press release, I found on the company site that provides a little more info about "Martha Madison".