Archive for April 2013

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?

Could You Go Screen-Free For a Week?
Technology turned off  for a week? Sounds nearly impossible to do! This is the challenge of Screen-Free Week   (formerly known as TV Turn-Off Week) which is April 29 through May 5, 2013. It is an annual celebration that asks children, families, schools, and communities across the nation to turn off the screens and “turn... Read more »

Fighting Violence Begins with the Community- All Stars Sponsors Community Action Day

Fighting Violence Begins with the Community- All Stars Sponsors Community Action Day
Taking it to the streets, the All Stars Project of Chicago is partnering with other community organizations to recruit hundreds of volunteers to go out together into those communities hardest hit by violence to talk one-on-one, person-to-person with fellow Chicagoans. I had the opportunity to meet founder Gabrielle Kurlander, All Stars Project CEO in November... Read more »

In Honor of Ebertfest: Favorite Films Featuring Teachers that Inspire

In Honor of Ebertfest:  Favorite Films Featuring Teachers that Inspire
Ebertfest  is taking place this week in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.  I could not pass up the opportunity to participate in the Chicago Now tribute to the Pulitzer Prize   winning film critic Roger Ebert.  We share alumni status at the University of Illinois  College of Media and we both worked at the Daily Illini (albeit not at... Read more »
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Tips for Tackling the Science Fair

Tips for Tackling the Science Fair
The science fair…I still remember competing in one when I was just seven years old.  It stands out in my mind for several reasons- the hours spent learning about and making simple machines, having to explain my project to judges even though I was extremely shy, and the red second place ribbon I received, which... Read more »

Meet “Mr. Roboto” and Celebrate National Robotics Week at MSI

Meet “Mr. Roboto” and Celebrate National Robotics Week at MSI
Say the word robot and I will word associate the Styx song from ages ago, “Mr. Roboto.” I can’t help it! You may not necessarily meet the robot from the rock opera- but you will meet many “cousins” at National Robotics Week at MSI.   In fact, today only – Murata Boy, who can ride... Read more »
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