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Teens And Technology

Technology is all around us, whether it’s for entertainment or work. Technology is also playing a bigger role in your child’s classroom. In Brad Newitt’s classroom, there’s no lack of technology. Laptops, smart boards, and even cell phones are incorporated into his lessons. “I’ll tell you the big thing I have them use their phones for is data collection, timing things, we video a lot of stuff when we do labs. So kids will video it and then they can go back and watch the video and go oh, here’s what that did when I ran that experiment, and go watch it,” Newitt said. He teaches AP physics, and says incorporating technology allows students to visualize what they’re learning and stay engaged. “I think for them to be able to see, here is some technology and here’s how I can apply it to something I’m studying or maybe something I may even do someday as a job, that’s really valuable for them,” Newitt said. In addition to the technology he uses inside the classroom he also records his lessons

This Female Mechanic In Nigeria Is Teaching African Women How To Fix Their Cars

Nigeria is home to Africa’s largest economy and population. One entrepreneur based in the country’s largest city, Lagos, is helping women gain some independence by teaching them a skill many assumed you “need” a man to do: fixing their car. Sandra Aguebor is Nigeria’s first female mechanic. She developed an interest in cars at a young age but her passion was met with shock by her father. Despite his attempts to discourage his daughter from her interest in cars, Aguebor was determined to find a way to pursue her passion. Aguebor attended Benin Technical College for a vocational course in repairing vehicles. She began her career at a local garage, where she learned everything she needed to know about cars. After gaining some more work experience and graduating she went into business for herself. She has worked in her own shop in Lagos for 22 years. Inspired by her experience as the only female mechanic on hand, Aguebor founded the Lady Mechanic Initiative, which teaches women how to fix