💻 Kids wanna know: How does Google gather information? What does it take to be a technology leader?

Elementary students interview technology executive Amy Eschliman

In this week’s KSAT Kids edition of “Kids Wanna Know,” students interviewed technology executive Amy Eschliman, who works for Google Cloud Retail Industry Solutions.

SAN ANTONIOEditor’s note: This story was published through a partnership between KSAT and noun, an educational platform designed to provide engaging content online for students and teachers.

Kids, did you know there was once a time without Google and search engines? Can you imagine a world and having to look through books and newspaper articles for bits of information?

Not that long ago people used encyclopedias and news clippings as a source of information. Not their cellphones.

In this week’s KSAT Kids edition of “Kids Wanna Know,” students interviewed technology executive Amy Eschliman, who works for Google Cloud Retail Industry Solutions and asked what it’s like to do the job she does.

Students learned what skills are needed and what it means to be a senior vice president of a company like Google. They learned what type of education skills a leader needs, along with how Google gathers and delivers its information.

They also learned some of the different types of jobs that are presently at a company like Google.

You can watch the extended interview shorts for more from the interview.

Fast Facts

  • Google sponsors a program called “Women Will” in which 37 million women across 49 countries have been trained to run their own business and use digital services.
  • Almost half of the people who are in charge of Google are women.
  • The Google.org Impact Challenge commits $25 million to fund organizations to provide women and girls with the resources they need to reach their potential and thrive.

Student Worksheet

Noun enables students to explore their school subjects and interests using 20-minute live online interviews with subject-matter guests. Find more information here.

Interested in bringing noun to your school or classroom and take part in an interview? You can do so by clicking here. The animated class interviews will be shown online and in our free KSAT Kids newsletter and may also be seen in future newscasts!


About the Author:

Ben Spicer is a digital journalist who works the early morning shift for KSAT.