Thursday, September 6, 2012


Inspiration: 1. the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative 2. a sudden brilliant, creative, or timely idea

For those of you who have been in the FCS room, this should sound familiar as it is posted on the bulletin board behind my desk. Inspiration is my word for the year. I choose inspiration as I was thinking about this school year and how going 1:1 would shape how we go about our day to day activities. I am so excited about the possibilites the technology has opened up and the equal playing field we are creating.

One of the sites I return to often for inspiration is TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. TED holds an annual conference and invites outstanding minds to share their vision of a new world. The talks are recorded and posted online at There is a huge wealth of ideas on almost every topic. I encourage anyone reading this to check out the site. Be careful, it might just change your life.

On a recent visit to I watched a video (click here to see it) about an artist in New Orleans. There is an abandoned house in her neighborhood that she passed daily. Because it was such a sad sight, she decided to change it for the better. Watch the video to see the amazing transformation. Afterwards, leave a comment that finishes this statement:

Before I graduate from HPS I want to . . .