Technology

“I think what we’ve learned is approaching this issue through smart phones and video as the enemy is not the way to go,” says David Klein about his latest American Offline projects, Game Changers and a series of podcasts.

“Our goal is to take kids offline and put them through a fun immersive and engaging experience,” he continues. “We are not saying technology is bad. It can be used to improve quality of life.”

GameChangers is the two-day offline, immersive experience that shows teens how to create a healthy tech/life balance today so that they can become better leaders tomorrow.

The next GameChangers, scheduled for Nov. 8-10 in Santa Cruz, is for males age 13-17. A complete schedule is available online.

“While our mission is to help people experience the joys of being offline, there are some perks to being online too,” says David, who founded the Menlo Park Legends and is a recipient of the National Double-Goal Coach Award.

The America Offline podcasts are available at the iTunes store. They focus on actionable content for how you can better manage technology in our hyper-distracted world.

“They are great for listening with your kids in the car or while on a walk,” says David.

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Congressional representatives visit SLAC and other national laboratories

Last week, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured 5th from right) was part of a congressional delegation that visited SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park. Also along for the visit were Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) and Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA).  Other congressional representatives toured the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. It was […]

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5th annual Congressional App Challenge for 18th District is underway

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced today the launch of the fifth annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by the Congresswoman and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) in 2013, the competition is a bipartisan nationwide event that invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their […]

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M-A student Audrey Ha wins first place in California Science and Engineering Fair

Menlo-Atherton High School student Audrey Ha capped off her Freshman year by taking first place in the California Science and Engineering Fair in the behavioral science category among a field of 800 middle and high school students. This followed wins at the county and regional level. Audrey’s topic was titled “Fostering Racial Tolerance in High […]

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Local Design Tech students plan TedX Design Tech High School with theme “Press Play”

Design Tech High School will host its second TedX Design Tech High School event at the Oracle Conference Centre in Redwood Shores on Friday, May 24, at 4:00 pm. The conference topic this year is “Press Play.” Adelyn Chen (pictured at last year’s, President of the TedX Design Tech High School Board said, “This year’s “Press […]

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M-A baseball coach David Klein launches effort to reduce smart phone use among teens

When Menlo-Atherton High School grad David Klein became M-A’s baseball coach three years ago, he was immediately struck with how many kids were so “quiet and stressed out.” “They weren’t getting their driver’s licenses. There was this general blah feeling. I really didn’t understand it,” he recalled. David, who is well known for leading the […]

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Menlo Park Library goes full “STEAM” ahead for 2019

Through the end of May, the Menlo Park Library is amping up its free programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Both library locations will be offering several special events each month for various age groups. Evening and weekend school assembly-style events will include “instrument petting zoos,” a pop-up paleontology museum, and exciting science […]

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M-A student Anna Quinlan wins 2018 Congressional App Challenge

Anna Quinlan of Menlo Atherton High School (pictured right)  won the 2018 Congressional App Challenge sponsored by Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) (pictured left).  Anna’s app, A Smarter Insulin Pump, assists diabetics with maintaining normal blood glucose levels 24/7. While other products exist on the market to track and notify, A Smarter Insulin Pump integrates […]

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Community Boost comes to Facebook in Menlo Park

As part of Facebook’s pledge to train one million people by 2020, its Community Boost program landed at its Menlo Park headquarters this week. It’s part of a 50-city tour across the U.S. to train small businesses and entrepreneurs in digital skills needed to compete in today’s economy. Participating as a panelist on Monday was Joshua Kozak […]

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4th annual Congressional App Challenge is underway

Earlier this week, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced  the launch of the fourth annual Congressional App Challenge for the 18th Congressional District. Established by Congresswoman Eshoo and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), this competition is a nationwide event that invites high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software […]

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TechWomen comes to the Menlo Park Library on October 2

Women working in STEM from five different African and Middle East countries, joined by their professional mentor from Symantec, will share their experiences and talk about the program — TechWomen — that brought them all together in a presentation at the Menlo Park Library on October 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. TechWomen is an initiative […]

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