Students…Rev Up Your Tablets! Digital Learning Day is Feb 5th!

Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and a career. We urge you to make a difference with digital learning in America’s schools and take the pledge to support the effective use of technology to improve education […]

The (Literary) DNA of Heroes and Heroines

What makes up a hero(ine)? The following is a fantastic video crafted by the TED-Ed crew that helps answer the question. The beautiful truth I’ve learned is that this DNA is inside each one of us. And the wonderful thing is that we don’t need gamma ray radiation, a bite from a radioactive spider, or […]

The Power of Transformation: Taking Pop and Creating ART

Or if you prefer…Turning that which ROARs into something that beautifully SOARS!  As I caught wind of this today, it made me reflect on the extraordinary potential that exists within every single thing that’s been created to be transformed into something different (or greater) than the original expression or purpose.  As I listened to this […]

Girl Power…Genuises for Good!

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The all-girl team from Providence Day School includes, from left to right, Taylor Gerlach, Rose DelleFave, Blaire Barton, Abbie Cochell, Kelly Albert, Alexandra Embs, Grace Clements, Katherine Holway, Haley Ritchie, Victoria Xu, and team advisor Barbara Morrow. A team of 9th grade girls is developing a system of interconnected desks that turns the nervous foot-tapping […]

When You Wish Upon A Star…Something Wonderful Happens

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Here’s a SUPER Kool application from Google’s Chrome developers. It’s an interactive 3D visualization of the stellar neighborhood, including over 100000 nearby stars. Click on our galaxy and Take the Tour and prepare to have your mind blown. Science ROCKS!!

DRIVE

In light of this young man’s life journey this word has many meanings. To move forward, to pursue a goal with fierce and unwavering determination to accomplish it regardless of the obstacles to be faced and overcome, to use a resource to get from one place to another. All of these things and more has […]

A Teaching Evolution Inspires A Science Revolution

Wu-tang in the house! Yeah, we’re down like that…we’ve got flow.(smile) Real talk….despite the MANY, MANY problems with both rap and hip hop in their current styles and use, the core of the genre remains as being part artistic expression and social commentary. Sort of like being an amalgam, which is in and of itself, […]

MINDDRIVE – Students Build A Car Powered by Tweets – Let’s Gas Em Up!

Our Minds are Officially Blown! More details on exactly how the social fuel works are described in the following HuffPost clip. Very cool. We’ve tweeted them up…what about you guys?

4 Pillars for College Success

For students, parents, and educators alike, the following TEDx talk from Dr. Freeman Hrabowski is full of powerful insights on how we can work together in building paths of success. We promise that it’s well worth your time. Work from strengths and set high expectations. Build a community of scholars. We help students develop strong […]

Innovation + Opportunity + Collaboration = Anything’s Possible

Yeah…this blew us away.  Kelvin Doe rocks M.I.T. And then…the rest of the story… the collaborators at TEDxTeen were so impressed by the clip above that they were then motivated to have Kelvin speak at one of their recent events.