Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Introducing Word Lens



High school is a time of discovery. Figuring out a bit more about the world, yourself, and what you think the future might hold. Congratulations to the graduates, teachers, families, mentors and friends who are celebrating everything that's been accomplished these last few years, and who, like us, can't wait to see what's next.


- "Promises" by The Boxer Rebellion (Available on Google Play -
- "Carmel High School's 'cutest couple' goes to the prom" from The Journal News, June 3rd, 2013 © 2013 Gannett-CN

Why delayed onset of mental illness? Genes impact suspect brain areas late

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered

Rubik's Cube is more than a puzzle—it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey to change the world. We salute Ernő Rubik and everyone helping young minds find the questions that challenge, excite, and let them see the world in a new way

Child Sex Trafficking on the Internet- "Selling the Girl Next Door" Docu...


Selling the Girl Next Door takes viewers into the world of underage American girls caught up in the violent sex trade. Thousands of girls under the age of 18 are ensnared into lives of prostitution annually, according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Many are runaways or "throwaways" trapped in "the oldest profession" by pimps who sell them using modern sales and marketing techniques, including the online classified website

In a statement dated December 28, 2011 said it is "committed to preventing those who are intent on misusing the site for illegal purposes." Click on the following link to read an up-to-date list of the safety measures says it is taking

In a year-long investigation, CNN correspondent Amber Lyon reveals the devastating realities of the business of underage sex -- speaking to a young teen runaway sold online from a Las Vegas hotel, the men that obsessively seek Internet sex connections, and women long into careers as sex workers who were trafficked as teens or children.

Along the way, Lyon interviews well-known brothel owner Dennis Hof. Hof's sex workers describe their own dark pasts and the frightening underworld of underage sex trafficking.

Lyon also goes undercover herself, posting an online ad, and taking calls from solicitors -- and Internet pimps -- to understand more about how girls are victimized by traffickers.

An interactive map on shares Lyon's coast-to-coast journey -- from Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee and Nevada -- trailing runaways, finding their families, meeting sex workers, and visiting a "Johns' school" where convicted solicitors are forced to face the social and criminal consequences of their actions.

Video previews are available at

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dogs being cute

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Previewing a new Classroom by Google

Published on May 6, 2014
Classroom is a new, free tool coming to Google Apps for Education that helps teachers easily and quickly create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate with their classes. This video highlights the experiences of some of the teachers and students who gave us feedback to help develop Classroom. Learn more:

Monday, May 5, 2014

3D Printing: Make anything you want (including body parts)

January 25, 2013: Imagine a world where you can make anything you want, just by pressing "print". 3D printers have arrived and they promise a fascinating future, depending on what we make. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The B.I.O.N.I.C Team: Preventing Others from Falling through the Cracks!

Source: Preventing Others from Falling through the Cracks!

In the 2001- 02 school year, Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado experienced the suicides of four of our students. In an effort to prevent other tragedies from occurring, the B.I.O.N.I.C Team was started to reach those going through stressful times that can lead to bigger issues if not addressed.

Since the 2004-05 school year since the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team was started, we have reached out to over 50,000 people. Many have recognized the efforts of these young people and the B.I.O.N.I.C. Team has won many awards including the National Philanthropy Day in Colorado "Outstanding Youth Group Award."

Saturday, May 3, 2014

If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

Published on May 3, 2014

In honor of teacher appreciation week, SoulPancake and Edutopia asked teachers to write a letter to themselves on their first day teaching. What teacher do you appreciate? Share this video with them to let them know #TeachersMatter!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from SoulPancake and Edutopia!

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