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Learning With Passion

Learn with passion. Follow your dreams. What could be better?

Earlier this week I had the privilege of seeing this in action at my school board.  One of our students has always dreamed of working at a technology company – and specifically the Apple Store in this case. The student self initiated the process of how to prepare a resume, researched it, obtained feedback from his teacher and arranged delivery of his resume.

Now, you might think this sounds fairly typical at this point BUT,  it is important to know that this particular student is 5!!! Here is a little excerpt from his resume.

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Hats off to teacher Aaron Fewkes  (@mrfewkes) and our local Apple Store team for pulling together a fabulous afternoon of passion based learning for our student Jack where he received a heartfelt greeting, met staff, toured behind the scenes and had a chance to experience and demonstrate the latest technology.

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Aaron had arranged for Jack to skype with his class to share his experience live from the store.

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With some collaborative teamwork with the onsite staff, Jack shares his experience.

You can also check out the storify version of the twitter action of #jacksbigday.

Make every day count: Learn with passion. Follow your dreams.

~Mark

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Photos from Philly

I thought I would share a few of my ‘non’ Educon pictures from the conference trip.

1. The original Liberty Bell.

2. These giant iPods are statues in front of City Hall. These are actually domino pieces photographed from the ‘non dot’ side.

3. A room of presidential statues with yours truly attempting to blend in with the famous crowd.

4. Street musician.

5. Now this is cool tech! A car battery is used to power the speaker, an iPod generates the music (on white & yellow box), a few connecting boxes and a wireless mic (with musician).

6. The Philadelphia Apple Store at 16th & Walnut.

I had a great time at Educon 2.3 – a fabulous conference and learning experience.

~ Mark