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Nancy Conrad

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Technology: The Next Giant Leap in Education?

(2) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 1:14 AM

Last week I received the Leap Motion Controller. This little device, only three inches by one inch, allows for the operation of a computer with the simple wave of a hand. In only a few minutes of playing around with the hands free controller, something quite monumental occurred...

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Student Innovators "Get Their Genius On"

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 1:18 PM

Innovators like Steve Jobs don't just happen -- they are grown. The question is how? The simple answer is: young minds must be challenged and engaged. Our current system that only requires memorization of facts to pass a test just won't do the job of creating the next Steve Jobs.

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Students Design Their Future

(4) Comments | Posted February 8, 2011 | 8:37 PM

Seated with the First Lady during President Obama's recent State of the Union address was a high school student from West Philadelphia High School. A participant in the Spirit of Innovation Awards, Brandon was given the opportunity to sit with Michelle Obama because he's part of a new generation of...

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