Jun 202013
 

After 36 years of dedicated service, the principal Hingham Middle School in Hingham, Massachusetts, Mr. Roger Boddie, is set to retire.

To send off the man who gave so much to their school in proper style, the faculty first tricked him into giving a tour of the new building construction while the students prepared his surprise.

Once he was on the roof top, the students and faculty performed a goodbye flash mob performance that has most viewers misty-eyed. 

The video was actually posted online last week, but has only gone viral now. 

 


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Jun 052013
 

Everyday, science is bringing us closer to the future. And the University of Minnesota is helping us all get there that much sooner with this just published video, appropriately titled Mind Over Mechanics, that demonstraes their jaw-dropping new feat of engineering. 

The video features a quadcopter that can delicately fly through hoops and obstacles. But that’s not the amazing part. What’s incredible is that the robot is controlled with no hands.

The user simply thinks of where the robot should fly, and the brain-computer interface takes care of the rest. Hopefully, robots controlled by just thought will help and even free countless disabled people in the near future. 

 


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Jun 032013
 

Sarona2617 is focused on the school band. Suddenly, this specific video has gone viral for one very humorous and patriotic moment.

In the middle of playing the Star Spangled Banner the kid playing the cymbals has a malfunction. So what does he do? He puts his useless equipment on the ground and proudly salutes the flag. A true patriot.  

 


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May 282013
 

Michael Stewart was in Rift Valley of Kenya in the town of Mosoriot last February. The town was holding a high school track meet competition where students jumped the high jump. Mr. Israel’s Young Man plays over the video. Now, the video has gone viral over the weekend, amassing over a quarter million views

 


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May 232013
 

This teacher isn’t the first, and she most likely will not be the last.

Last winter, the web was shocked when a career teacher in Rhode Island quit from his post by reading his resignation later on the Internet.

The reason for stepping down, he said, was because for decades now the education system has blindly worshiped standardized testing in place of actual learning and teaching. 

Now, a second teacher has posted her resignation letter on YouTube for the exact same reasons. 

Veteran teacher I Quit You Can’t Fire Me says that like so many teachers, she wanted to help her community as a teacher, and loved the hard work.

But over the past 15 years she has noticed a disturbing trend that countless other teachers and parents are picking up on. 

“The emphasis in education has shifted from fostering academic and personal growth to demanding uniformity and conformity. Raising students’ test goals is now the only goal in teaching. Everything I loved about teaching is extinct.”

 


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