Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I Am Education: Kids Tell All - Sammy

Sammy is a compassionate and friendly 12-year-old who, in fifth grade, was reading at only a first-grade level. 

Students like Sammy with low literacy skills are often the ones who drop out of school. Knowing this, Sammy's teachers and reading coaches worked to get him reading at grade level—and succeeded.

Take Action: Pledge to restore the arts in schools

Take Action: Help get books to kids in need

Take Action: Pledge to get involved in education reform

Produced and Directed by 
Keith Fulton and Lou Pepe
Low Key Pictures

Camera: Lou Pepe
Editors: Jacob Bricca and Keith Fulton
Sound Recording & Mixing: Sean Oakley
Music: Miriam Cutler
Production Assistance: Kyle Maack

Sunday, July 14, 2013

THE PARENT RAP - Funny parenting song from Bluefish TV

Parenting rap from Bluefish TV's parenting series: It Starts at Home with Matt Chandler & Gary Thomas available exclusively at http://www.rightnowmedia.org

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Toward a new understanding of mental illness - Thomas Insel

Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, wonders: Could we do the same for depression and schizophrenia? The first step in this new avenue of research, he says, is a crucial reframing. (Filmed at TEDxCaltech.)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Collaborating with video conferencing

Duct Tape Surfing

18 years ago a slight lapse in concentration crushed Pascale's dreams of surfing. With the help of a family friend and a roll of duct tape; she can now call herself a surfer.