The Living Wage Calculator

From MIT: The Living Wage Calculator In many American communities, families working in low-wage jobs make insufficient income to live locally given the local cost of living. Recently, in a number of high-cost communities, community organizers and citizens have successfully argued that the prevailing wage offered by the public sector and key businesses should reflect […]

Scratch for Arduino Makes Programing the Arduino More Visual

Windows/Mac/Linux: Programming an Arduino isn’t especially difficult, but if you’re looking for a more visual method, Scratch for Arduino (S4A) uses MIT’s Scratch as a groundwork for teaching kids (or beginners) how to program an Arduino. S4A works just like Scratch where you drag and place actions to create programs. The idea is to provide […]

Immersion: A People-Centric View of your Email Life

What is Immersion? It has been almost two decades since the beginning of the web. This means that the web is no longer just a technology of the present, but also, a record of our past. Email, one of the original forms of social media, is even older than the web and contains a detailed […]

MIT Android App Inventor Beta Releases

  The first beta version of MIT’s App Inventor for Android popped up on the web today at The App Inventor, first launched by Google in mid-2010 before being discontinued and open-sourced last year, allows just about anyone to dive directly into Android app development with a simple web-based interface. To get started with […]

Google and MIT announce open sourcing of the App Inventor code

I finally found the Google App Inventor Blog for MIT.  I am catching up to using App Inventor again in class after pausing while MIT took it over.  From the Blog: Google and MIT are pleased to announce the initial free and open-source release from Google of the App Inventor source code at There’s […]