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John Werner Recognized as One of Boston's 50 On Fire

Bostinno has announced the victors of Boston’s 3rd annual “50 On Fire” award. This list recognizes the city’s most influential inventors, disruptors, luminaries and newsmakers across all industries. We are proud to announce that Ideas…
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Curiosity Driven Learning | Aya Sakaguchi

By Caty Rezendes What are students curious about? And how can you leverage their natural curiosity to create a passion for learning?  Aya Sakaguchi's research at MIT and Harvard looks for answers to these questions using smart phones…
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Spark Change @TEDxYouth Nov 16

An Undersea Scientist, Philanthropist Princess and Japanese Taiko Drumming group take turns on stage. All of them are coming together on Saturday, November 16, 2013. What does this all equal? The TEDxBeaconStreet team is taking on TEDxYouth's…
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Bridging the Civil-Military Divide | Sherman Teichman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6k0KHQSLew There is a dangerous and demoralizing division in our society that threatens the concept of both citizenship and the integrity of our nation. Out of 315 million Americans, less than one percent serve…
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Accelerating Innovation in Education | Adam Frankel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr44FxWrn-c Adam Frankel was a senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama for four and a half years. But one day Frankel felt that words weren’t enough—he wanted to be active in the topics he cared about,…
Sergey Brin
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The Science of a Home Run | Andy Andres

The MLB’s Home Run Derby is a thrilling display of batting prowess, but Andy Andres, an award-winning biologist and baseball analyst, says that in reality, only 1 in 70 swings results in a home run. Hitting a homer calls for an instant when…
Bill Shribman's TEDxBeaconStreet talk
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The Most Powerful App for Education | Bill Shribman

Bill Shribman, a Senior Executive Producer at WGBH, the Public Broadcasting Station in Boston, is taking the digital camera into the classroom to make learning fun. By combining his two passions, photography and creating digital games for…
Sergey Brin

TEDxBeaconStreet - TED Prize Connections

Each year TED grants an annual prize of one million dollars to an exceptional individual, giving them a chance to conceive and launch a high-impact project. The 2013 prize was awarded this week to Dr. Sugata Mitra who will use the prize to launch…
Sergey Brin

IdeaPaint In Action

If you've been following our blog, you know about IdeaPaint.  Another proponent of "Ideas in Action," their product transforms any flat surface into an erasable marker board. They also helped illustrate our concept of 'Ideas in Action' in…