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I’m a dad who believes every kid can have a chance for a better life via STEM education. I write from the perspective of a former math teacher, current STEM worker, and father of three.

Talking Education with Mayim Bialik of “The Big Bang Theory”

By Tech Powered Dad on September 15, 2018

The final season of the long running and widely popular sitcom, The Big Bang Theory kicks off in a little over a week on September 24, exactly 11 years after it originally debuted on CBS. This got me thinking about one of the more interesting opportunities I’ve had with this blog, a chance to interview TBBT star Mayim Bialik. At that time, I was still working as a high school math teacher, the blog was a little over a year old, and as happens from time to time, I got an email from Texas Instruments PR team.

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Kaplan vs. Princeton Review

By Tech Powered Dad on September 13, 2018

In this post: Kaplan vs. Princeton Review ACT / SAT Kaplan vs. Princeton Review GRE / GMAT Kaplan vs. Princeton Review MCAT Android vs. iOS. Marvel vs. DC. Laurel vs Yanny. These are the great debates of our age. Let’s add one debate to the list that echoes through the ages: Kaplan vs. Princeton Review. These two popular test prep services have been around for decades, but just how substantial are the differences between Kaplan and Princeton review?

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Springboard Data Science Review

By Tech Powered Dad on September 6, 2018

In this post: One on One Mentoring Do Springboard Students Get Jobs? Is Springboard Worth the Money? TLDR Data Science Career Track Review For a little over a year, I’ve worked a couple of hours a week in my evenings with a young company called Springboard, and I’ve become a really big fan of the program. The company’s ambition is to help people find new careers in tech fields like data science, digital marketing, and cyber-security without the full investment of time and money that an additional degree carries.

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Top 5 Programming Languages for Kids

By Tech Powered Dad on August 8, 2018

In This Post: Best Language for Young Children Best Language for Platforms They Already Know Best Language for Building Web Apps Best Language for Building Mobile Apps Easiest Language to Get Stuff Done So you’ve got a child, and you want to encourage their love of computers by getting them started in a programming language, but you don’t know which one to start with. Or maybe you are the “kid” reading this, a middle school kid, a college kid (or just a kid at heart), knowing that you are interested in learning to write code, but feeling overwhelmed by the choice of languages.

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Graphing Calculator Reviews

Graphing calculator reviews have been some of the most read and shared posts on Tech Powered Math.