My school has a poor administration; problems/issues are not met on time and feedback takes a while, if any is given back. I feel any school is responsible for meetings a student’s needs, or at least give some sort of feedback in a positive manner. In order to fix this problem in my school, I will talk to the administration as well as students to find ways to get back to students in a proper efficient manner.
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.
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.
Smashcast had an opportunity to meet 955 Dreams, a mobile app development company, to test out their new History of Jazz app for the Apple iPad. Their experience with this app provided an interactive lesson on Jazz History, Black History, and iPad app development. Check out the video showing highlights from their day!
“You are dismissed, and remember your homework for tonight is to download this app.” Is this the future of our education system? More and more schools are attempting to incorporate current technology into their curriculum. One new device that schools are trying to bring into their classrooms are iPads. Schools are doing so with the hope that iPads will bring innovative and interactive aspects to the classroom.
The Green Screen is putting out their message to the world. Their PSA video talks about how children have a higher risk of asthma when exposed to pesticides. The video starts of with calming music and a solid intro of their names. Afterwords, we’re informed about the relationship between asthma and pesticides.