Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

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Out to Lunch Entrepreneurs

Ashley Bowen's 9 Volt Kids

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Ashley Bowen is a school teacher who has come up with the solution to two problems: teaching math and regulating kids' use of their mobile devices. The solution? Gameify math and put it into an app. Make the gaming app about subjects kids are into which they don't even realilze is math - which musician is making more money? Who's selling more records? Which football player scored more points?

Ashley's final coup is to integrate the app into the lesson plan. Voila! Kids are using their devices in class, absorbed in subjects they are passionate about, and unwittingly learning math!

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In this episode of Out to Lunch, Ashley pitches 9 Volt Kids to Peter Ricchiuti and his guests Cherie Melancon Franz from Thinkerella and Libby Fischer from Whetstone Education.

Hear Ashley's conversation with Peter, Libby and Cherie in the broadcast & podcast version of Out to Lunch here.

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