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LatinaLista — There’s a movement in Latin America to groom the next generation of computer coders that combines creating art with basic programming, lead by — a turtle! It’s called TurtleArt (TortugArte). TurtleArt is a platform focused on teaching children basic programming skills to primarily create art. While they’re having fun learning code that changes […]

By Cheryl Aguilar LatinaLista Dr. Alicia Abella works tirelessly to interest the next generation of Latino students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers and create a new future for themselves. Exposing students to role models is essential to encouraging and inspiring them, particularly to join fields not considered traditional or “cool.” Math and […]

LatinaLista — The founders of the Harlem Children’s Society (HCS) describe their effort as an experiment in the “relationship between science and society.” Yet, what this unique organization is achieving is opening doors — and minds — to the future for hundreds of low-income children. Founded in 2000 by Dr. Satyajit (Sat) Bhattacharya in his […]

LatinaLista — The United States isn’t the only country that has problems with its teachers’ unions. In Mexico, the national teachers’ union — The National Syndicate of Educational Workers — has garnered so much power over the years that a new national campaign to improve the country’s educational policies is calling the union out on […]

LatinaLista — Recent studies suggest that Latinos are still on the wrong side of the digital divide with less home access to the internet, but a new report released today by The Hispanic Institute reveals that Latinos more than make up for it with their cell phones. The study, Connected Hispanics and Civic Engagement, found […]

By Jason A. Llorenz LatinaLista Today’s economy has become so intertwined with the internet and computers that it stands to reason that anyone who isn’t comfortable navigating cyberspace or has the skills to operate a computer and run various software is at a real disadvantage in this increasingly technical job market. However, as today’s Guest […]

By Marí Roma Villa, Editor Hawaii Hispanic News HONOLULU, Hawaii — The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost effective, energy-efficient, and attractive, from all over the world. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal and […]

LatinaLista — To the casual observer of the recent National Latino Congreso held in Austin, Texas last weekend, he or she would be surprised to learn that of the 30 resolutions approved by the delegates from 15 states and over 100 organizations there were quite a few resolutions adopted that are considered beyond “traditional” Latino […]

LatinaLista — It’s only fitting that the Pew Hispanic Center would release a report on the state of Latinos and digital technology during this week, otherwise known as Social Media Week. According to the report, Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010, there are several key factors that determine Latino usage of technology — nativity, education, language […]

LatinaLista.net — These are politically volatile times that trigger immediate responses from people to whatever political rhetoric they are hearing. Sometimes, they agree and sometimes they disagree with what they hear but the important thing is that everyone is voicing an opinion. Yet, aside from their own circle of friends, immediate family members or the […]

LatinaLista.net — When most women get pregnant, it’s not long before they realize that their mothers and abuelas didn’t tell them everything that happens to their bodies when pregnant. Sometimes the changes are so personal that moms-to-be are embarrassed to talk about them or the questions are so basic they don’t want to look stupid. […]

LatinaLista.net — January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Yesterday, January 11, was Human Trafficking Awareness Day. It’s reported that 27 million people worldwide are enslaved today. Whether it’s prostituting children and women or forcing people to do domestic chores or provide cheap factory labor, enslaving people still lives on as an underworld […]

LatinaLista.net — While debate is still raging on the feasibility of creating the National Museum of the American Latino in Washington, D.C., which would focus on American Latino art, history and culture, there is already a Latino museum open and accessible to everyone in the country — via computer. Launched in 2009 by the Smithsonian […]

LatinaLista — When it comes to today’s social platforms, the ones that get the most attention are: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. The one site noticeably missing is MySpace. There was a time when MySpace could more than hold its own with Facebook (FB) but when FB started letting people beyond college students set up […]

LatinaLista — Ever since First Lady Michelle Obama launcher her “Let’s Move” campaign to battle childhood obesity, schools, restaurants and stores have been getting on board. In fact, school cafeteria menus look a little different to children this school year than last year. With selections that include tofu, soy and salads, there’s no doubt children […]

LatinaLista — It’s often said that we live in a society of information overload. Drop social media into that mix and the statement becomes an understatement. For example, Twitter is packed with bytes of information ranging from the useful to the useless but most always interesting to the people following it. Yet, because something new […]