Poor Administration In School

October 15, 2011 in Education, Problem / Solution, Uncategorized by

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.

Addicted to Success

Addicted to Success

in Challenge Projects, Community, Education, Problem / Solution, Social Change, Uncategorized by

What’s an immediate problem in the world, specifically affecting you?

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.

Smashcast and History of Jazz iPad App

Smashcast and History of Jazz iPad App

February 20, 2011 in Art and Photography, Education, Featured, Technology, Video by

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!

iPads Take a Seat in the Classroom

iPads Take a Seat in the Classroom

February 4, 2011 in Education, Featured, Technology by

“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.

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

January 8, 2011 in Community, Current Affairs, Education, Featured, Opinion, Social Change by

Imagine darkness. Nothing- not even a star- lighting the world around you. You cannot travel. You cannot cook. You cannot see your hand, straight in front of you, much less anything else. In such conditions, how can one expect to do simple things, such as study?

The Green Screen’s PSA hits home

The Green Screen’s PSA hits home

December 18, 2010 in Community, Current Affairs, Education, Featured, Science, Social Change by

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.

Feeling the High school blues?

Feeling the High school blues?

November 21, 2010 in Community, Education, Opinion by

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