Passive Energy Solution to help Clean-Up Plastics in the Oceans

Passive Energy Solution to clean-up the oceans

TheOceanCleanup2020 Project  (Links to an external site.)–Passive Energy Cleaning Solution – Entrepreneurs Leading the Way – Boyan Slat is currently leading the way, to help clean up the oceans of the world. He has developed a new passive energy solution to help clean up the oceans of the world. The ocean cleanup is currently being tested and will be ready for launch, if everything goes as planned in the year 2020. The system that is being developed is scalable, autonomous, and energy neutral according to their site: www.theoceancleanup.com.  This means No External Energy Source is needed to run the operation.

Sponsored by the Flush Brush™ Earth Day Crowd Funding Campaign – April 22, 2017 will kick-off. The Flush Brush ™ is an Eco-Friendly toilet wand with a plant based brush head. The prototypes are being built and tested at this time, and Preorders are now being accepted by independent hardware stores. The Flush Brush supports The Ocean Cleanup and is setting up the crowd-funding so that portions of the contributions will go towards this massive cleanup project.

Flush Brush (TM) patent pending

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“Today our challenge is to both imagine and create the new technologies that can make the 21st century more peaceful and prosperous than the 20th” Peter Thiel

The Flush Brush (TM) Brush Head is made out of a Plant Based Cellulose Materials that will decompose into the earth. The Wand has a Reservoir that is filled with a Cleaning Solution and is made out of Recyclable material.

The Flush Brush (TM)

Preview the Indiegogo Crowd-Funding campaign that will kick off on Earth Day, April 22, 2017

The Earth Day Campaign will also support The Ocean Cleanup project which is to kick off in 2020 and will provide petition opportunities to the United States and the United Nations to become actively involved

Flush Brush Crowd Funding Campaign Coming Soon! Earth Day 2107.  Help bring a new Every Day Product to market, while also helping the The Ocean Cleanup Project of 2020.

Fill out the form below if you would like to receive a notification on Earth Day when this Crowd Funding campaign begins on Earth Day 2017.

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This is a Plant Based Cellulose disposable Brush Head. Plus the Toilet Wand is filled with Cleaning Solution – This is an Eco-Friendly All Purpose Tool. The Wand is made out of recyclable material and the Cellulose Brush  Head is made out of a course Loofah material that can be directly disposed of in land-fills.  To learn more about the Flush Brush (TM) contact me below.

Distribution Networks are being developed.

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Sara and the Staff at the Denver True Value believe in Greg’s idea and the Flush Brush ™ and have committed to stock the first order of the Flush Brush ™ in their store. Sara stated, “I believe a plant based solution used with the Brush Head will be a hit with our customers and we look forward to bringing this product to market”

Educational Philosophy

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My Educational Philosophy

When teachers provide Great Lessons Everyday that have an emphasis on digital literacy, students will be ready for college and or a career. As teachers We work to develop the Whole-child, which means developing the social and emotional health of a child as well as focusing on content. To truly close the Achievement-Gap, so that All students can achieve We must focus on reducing the Opportunity Gap that exist in many of the urban school districts throughout our nation.
As a Teacher, I will provide for My Students the following:

Great Lessons Everyday
•    I am committed to increasing the quality and engagement of the course content by providing project based lessons that stimulate creativity and critical thinking skills. Lessons are structured so that students learn to justify and critique outcomes to maximize their learning.
Foundations of Success
•    I will ensure every student has access to technologies that emphasize digital literacy.
Ready for College and Career
•    I will inspire, challenge and empower my students to forge their own futures. I am are committed providing the tools to be successful in college and to be career ready.
Support for the Whole Child
•    I will develop the Whole Child by focusing not only on academic success but also providing a safe environment that supports and engages the social, emotional and overall health of the student.
Close the Opportunity Gap
•    I will close the opportunity gap and increase school achievement by fostering a culture of equity for All Students.

https://edpolicy.stanford.edu/projects/373

Driven to Close the Opportunity Gap – YouTube

Sep 26, 2016 – Uploaded by University of Minnesota

The achievement gap among children in our society is growing, and the educational approach so far isn’t …

Salk: Closing the Opportunity Gap – YouTube

Jul 7, 2014 – Uploaded by SPSSalk

From Diploma to W-2: A Shared Vision for Closing the Opportunity Gap for Low-income Youth – Duration: 3 …

America needs to close the opportunity gap! And here’s a huge …

Feb 29, 2016 – Uploaded by Vijay Pendakur

Dr. Ann Marie Klotz shares her enthusiasm and anticipation for the book “Closing the Opportunity Gap” now …

Closing the Opportunity Gap What America Must Do to Give Every …

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Closing the Opportunity Gap What America Must Do to Give Every Child an … Closing the Achievement Gap A …

Mar 2, 2016 – Ralph Martire from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability discusses the public school funding in Chicago and Illinois and the challenges …

CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP – YouTube

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CLOSING THE OPPORTUNITY GAP … The Black Agenda-Closing The Achievement Gap for African …

Closing the Opportunity Gap for Middle School Youth – YouTube

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Horizons: Closing the Opportunity Gap – Duration: 5:50. NationSwell 1,366 views. 5:50. Dr. Edmund Gordon on …

Help Us Close the Opportunity Gap – YouTube

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2:59. Closing Boston’s Opportunity Gap – Duration: 8:13. Chris Lovett 86 views · 8:13 · The Achievement

I, Too, Am Minneapolis – YouTube

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Minneapolis has the second largest achievement gap… … started interviewing people in our community who …

Closing The Opportunity Gap – Book 20% Off – YouTube

Mar 2, 2016 – Uploaded by Vijay Pendakur

Closing The Opportunity Gap – Book 20% Off … This book contends that the gap between cultural/diversity …

Week 13 – Peer Reading Response 2

 

  • What are your main insights and ideas from the given reading?

There is a lot of truth told in this article. Teachers are awesome, and it takes a special person with specific characteristics to be a successful teacher. The two most important characteristics that were mentioned and that I believe are necessary traits as a teacher, are resiliency and reflection. Teachers go home tired because most of them lay it out on the line, and teachers hear and see things they wished they hadn’t. This is why resiliency is so important.

  • How does this reading challenge/expand/contradict your definition of (digital) storytelling?

Reading this article reminded that to be an effective educator, or story teller it takes an Opportunity mind-set. Specific characteristics are needed to develop this quality.

  • Having engaged this reading, what are you now curious about?

I am always interested in developing my skill sets at being a more effective teacher, communicator and story teller.

  • What questions are you asking, particularly about (digital) storytelling?

I am wondering about each of the eight characteristics needed and which ones are my strengths and which ones I need to work on to advance in the area of developing an Opportunity Mind-set.

  • What additional scholarship, popular media, teaching resources, or other media are related to your developing understanding of both (digital) storytelling and this reading?

Good storytelling skills are an asset no matter what your profession is. We walk … Where you set the scene and tell your readers everything they need to know to …
Nov 28, 2014 – In a monomyth, the hero is called to leave their home and sets out on a difficult … He closes by sharing his newfound skills with the audience, …

Map out the story line: The Beginning, which sets the stage and introduces … A Storyteller’s skills include: emphasis, repetition, transition, pause and proportion.

Week 13 – Peer Reading Response 1

  • What are your main insights and ideas from the given reading?

One of the biggest insights into this article is that technology can be used effectively in Digital Story Telling in a classroom. Stepping out on a limb, and taking a chance is needed to be successful in expanding our horizons and becoming better educators and story tellers.

 

  • How does this reading challenge/expand/contradict your definition of (digital) storytelling?

 

The reading did not necessarily change my view of what digital story telling is, but it did expand my horizons on how to implement digital story telling in the classroom, by using technology. Students are allowed to create a video tape about a story line or topic and use technology to tell the story. Students choose the characters they want to portray, and assemble the video collaboratively.

  • Having engaged this reading, what are you now curious about?

 

I want what other topics could be used in STEM so that the students could use technology and then put a short presentation on about what they learned. Perhaps they could video group project, and then put on a presentation on the steps that were followed to reach the goals of the project.

 

  • What questions are you asking, particularly about (digital) storytelling?

What type of video software is best for students to produce a short story?

  • What additional scholarship, popular media, teaching resources, or other media are related to your developing understanding of both (digital) storytelling and this reading?

I wonder how video making software could be integrated with music to make the students experience even richer.

Week 13 – Peer Comment 2 – Digital Story Critique

Johnnie Walker – The Man Who Walked Around The World

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnSIp76CvUI

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My Critique

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.

 

Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered? This short 6 minute video is well made and the media is appropriate for secondary students. It is balanced and leads the viewers down the path of what it was like to journey around the world. The use of props is outstanding and makes the video come alive.

Points: 10

Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  

Great! This short digital story is excellent and fun to watch. The audience is intrigued by the topic, and the camera angles and music, along with the narration makes this story appropriate for all ages. The props used throughout the video add credence to the topic and draw the audience into the story line.

Points: 10

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  

This video was creatively done, and is well thought out. The video is a fresh perspective on the challenges that Johnny Walker went through as he traveled the world.

Points 10

Conclusion

This short video was fun, and engaging and I would recommend it to all students in high school and beyond. The topic is interesting and will hold the attention of students, and also offer a platform to have a discussion after viewing.

Final score 30/30.

Week 13 – Peer Comment 1 – Digital Story Critique

The Infancy of VR (Digital Story Critique)

My Critique

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.

 

Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered?  

This short video is pact with content and is appropriate for all ages. Looking into the future and how virtual reality may change our lives is interesting. The story line is somewhat out of balance with the amount of information being passed on, and this could have been edited as to not overwhelm the viewers.

Points: 9

Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  

The video was interesting but it moved very fast and offered too much information in a short amount of time. The audience is engaged but overwhelmed at the same time. The topic is interesting but could have been extended or some of the content could have been cut out. Even though it was full of content and tough to follow sometimes, the video explores the future and what it could possible look like, which makes the video worth it. 

Points: 9

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  

While the topic is well researched, and creatively made, the production was too short. There was too much content for the length of the video. It could of been extended a few minutes to explain some of the more important topics in a detailed manner. At the same time, the concept of using virtual reality to try on cloths offers a fresh perspective of what the future may hold for all of us.

Points 10

Conclusion

I really enjoyed this video and the topic that was explored. It was interesting and fun to view. I would recommend this video for high school students and beyond, and would also recommend having students take notes during the video to expand upon the conversation after the viewing.

Final score 30/30.

Week 13 – Response to a piece of selected scholarship – three-common-storytelling-mistakes

Response and Reflection –

http://www.forbes.com/sites/nickmorgan/2016/10/06/three-common-storytelling-mistakes/#5e1a8b54f2f8

By: Nick Morgan is the author of Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact.

What are your main insights and ideas from the given reading?

  • People often tell antidotes instead of real-stories
  • They shy away from conflict that true story telling requires
  • People don’t what to tell stories because it “makes themselves the hero

 

  • How does this reading challenge/expand/contradict your definition of (digital) storytelling?

I liked this short story telling video because it addresses the psychological reasons why people do not try to tell stories when they are putting on presentations. I took much of this to mean that people do not want to be the center of attention. To be a true story teller, it would require the confidence to engage in an audience for an extended period of time. Many people, including myself are uncomfortable in this situation.

  • Having engaged this reading, what are you now curious about?

The overall reaching idea to this short video is that, to be an effective story teller, you need to make the audience the hero. This seems tricky, and I would like to learn more on what and how this looks like.

  • What questions are you asking, particularly about (digital) storytelling?

What does it mean to make the audience the hero when story telling?

What does it mean to tell a classic story?

  • What additional scholarship, popular media, teaching resources, or other media are related to your developing understanding of both (digital) storytelling and this reading?

The power of storytelling | Andrea Gibbs | TEDxPerth – YouTube

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Week 13- Digital Story Critique

My Critique

I chose these traits in my Rubric because you must possess traits to be successful in telling a Digital Story.

 

Digital Story evaluation: 10 points each
Digital Craftsmanship Command of the media? Was the use of media appropriate, supportive of the story, balanced and well considered? This 3 minute digital story is well balance and is appropriate for all ages. The google self-driving car is an engaging story line that shows how the future of driving could unfold. The digital craftsmanship is flawless. The multiple camera angles makes it interesting.

Points: 10

Audience Engagement How well did the story capture and keep audience engagement? Was the level of interactivity appropriate to the story being told.  

Great! This short video is engaging all students of all ages will find it interesting. Students have a hard time believing this is the future which leads to interesting conversations. Who is responsible for the car insurance, the manufacture or the car owner? How will these cars impact society? This digital story lines captures the audience attention and  never lets it go. 

Points: 10

Originality, voice, creativity How creative was the production? Did the presentation exhibit an original sense of voice and a fresh perspective?  

This short story is well made and creatively done. The multiple camera angles gives the production a high quality feel. The google technician is authentic and offers a fresh perspective on the many challenges that need to be overcome before self driving cars become a full reality. 

 

Points 10

Conclusion

My students really enjoyed this digital story. As we move into designing electric cars and building small models for this STEM unit, the students were excited and engaged in conversations about this subject.

Final score 30/30. I would recommend this digital story to all grade levels to introduce a STEM topic. Students are excited about this topic and offer a wide variety of perspectives what is good and bad about Self Driving cars.