AFI Announces ScreenNation – New Video Sharing Community for Students

On Tuesday, April 22nd, I recieved the following e-mail message: The American Film Institute proudly announces the launch of AFI ScreenNation – an online video sharing community for middle and high school students across America. AFI ScreenNation is a place where young filmmakers can share their work, receive recognition and compete for prizes in ongoing challenges. The topics of challenges will range from the power of friendship to global warming. AFI Screen Nation is designed to be a hub for all who support the creative use of digital filmmaking by young people: schools, school districts, teachers, film festivals, organizations and […]

Keeping it Green – Reducing my Carbon Footprint

On Friday, April 18th, I attended a meeting of Lake Michigan Area Independent School (LMAIS) Technology Coordinators. Being a family with two cars, three drivers, and with my wife needing to drive to work and my daughter wanting to use the car so that she and friends could get ready for prom that evening (via a noon dismissal from school), I decided to see what I could do to reduce my carbon footprint in advance of Earth Day. Since the meeting was in downtown Chicago, I also wanted to save on fuel cost, parking costs, and the stress from driving […]

My Favorite Time of Year

Coming back from Spring Break is one of my favorite times of year. Why? For one reason, the weather in Chicago seems to become reasonable, especially this year. Secondly, as a huge baseball fan and a Cubs fan at that, it is a time when everything seems possible. Lastly, it is the time when we begin to prepare for the end of