Smashcast / OSMO: Collaboration – Questions

Smashcast / OSMO: Collaboration – Questions

December 1, 2012 in Education, Featured, Science, Technology, Video by

This month, Smash Scholars reached out to another Oakland-based community organization–Oakland Science & Math Outreach (OSMO). Inspired by the QuestionBridge project, students recorded themselves asking questions about Education, Science, Academic Ambitions, Community, Social Pressures, and more.  OSMO students are encouraged to respond to each question and to create question videos of their own, creating an open dialogue between two groups of students. Click to watch the first batch of questions!

 

Semester Review – Spring 2012

Semester Review – Spring 2012

June 21, 2012 in Featured by

Welcome to Smashcast’s Spring 2012 Semester Review!

As Smashcast winds down for the SMASH Program this summer, we’d like to share our accomplishments over the last 5 months–including our Projects, Skill Units, Themes, Guest Speakers, and Field Trips! Read on for details, photos, and infographics. Read More to see our full report.

Smashcast Makes a Difference at Maker Faire 2012

Smashcast Makes a Difference at Maker Faire 2012

May 26, 2012 in Education, Featured, Social Change, Technology by

Early Sunday morning, May 20th, the Smashcast team headed down to San Mateo where the Maker Faire was being held. The Maker Faire is an annual event where hundreds of creative inventors, known as the “Makers”, come together and show one another what they have to offer to the world.  Click read more for the full details…

Semester Review – Fall 2011

Semester Review – Fall 2011

January 14, 2012 in Featured by

Welcome to the Smashcast Fall 2011 Review!

We just finished our first semester under a completely new class structure and curriculum featuring more class sessions, more projects, more technology, and more students than ever before!  Please read on as we highlight our students’ achievements, experiences, and statistics over the past four months.

Smashcast at 2011 NASA IT Summit

Smashcast at 2011 NASA IT Summit

September 9, 2011 in Education, Featured, Science, Technology, Video by

Smashcast attended the 2011 NASA IT Summit in San Francisco to participate as youth media journalists in the Education Blast-Off event.

The Smashcast team had an opportunity to meet two amazing motivational speakers: Leland Melvin, a NASA astronaut and former NFL football player, and Vernice “Flygirl” Armour, the first ever African-American female fighter pilot. Click ‘Read More‘ to see our video.

Smashcast weighs in on “Waiting for Superman”

Smashcast weighs in on “Waiting for Superman”

May 29, 2011 in Community, Education, Featured, Opinion, SMASHCast, Video by

A few weeks ago at Smashcast we watched a documentary called Waiting for Superman. Waiting for Superman is a documentary about the ineffectiveness of the public school system, focusing on public schools in Washington D.C.

STEMposium – Science for everyone

STEMposium – Science for everyone

May 13, 2011 in Education, Featured, Technology by

On April 1, 2011, I had the opportunity to attend the first annual STEMposium hosted at the California Academy of Sciences. This is an event where educators, students and non-profit leaders are sharing their innovative methods of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields to children and young adults. Here is a short video of what the attendees and finalists had to say about STEM education.

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