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5 Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. That're Relevant Today

January 18, 2016

Folks, on MLK Day, it's important to remember the work that Martin Luther King, Jr. did to fight against injustice. Lots of the same issues are still a concern today, and these quotes are still timely… Which of Dr. King's quotes is most inspiring to you?

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Wikipedia and the Year of Science

January 14, 2016

Folks, good news: 2016 is the Wikipedia Year of Science. While every year should be the year of science (says the old school nerd), this is a specific initiative to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. Wikipedia's doing this by connecting higher ed classrooms to the publishing power of Wikipedia. And there's… Read more »

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How $118K+ Was Raised for the Children of Military Families

January 7, 2016

Folks, by way of DonorsChoose.org, I donated $100K specifically to support teachers who are working with kids of military families. Here's how it worked: The Almost Home MilFam Match funded down every classroom project costing $1,000 or less, down to $98, so long as the class project contained the phrase "military families". The deal is, I donated… Read more »

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Using Tech to Really Help Out in Kenya

December 26, 2015

Folks, if you haven’t heard about the Organic Health Response (OHR), you should check 'em out. Over the years, I've supported and watched the Ekialo Kiona Center on Mfangano Island, Kenya grow, and they've done a great job with their innovative integration of tech into community programming. There was a slight delay in receiving this… Read more »

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Memes to Live By

December 23, 2015

(Craig learns the hard way) Sometimes I learn things the hard way, like ignoring trolls, and I'm not the only person who needs reminders, I get a lot of feedback to that effect. So, as a public and personal service, here's how I remind myself to minimize my own stupidity, and to encourage my better angels. … Read more »

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I'm Giving $100K to Support Teachers Working in Military Family Classrooms – Can You Help?

December 18, 2015

Hey, I've said it before and I'll say it again: teachers don't get the support and recognition that they deserve. And, too often, they're taking money from their own paychecks to support their students and their classrooms. I'm excited to announce the launch of the Almost Home Military Family Match in partnership with DonorsChoose.org. I'm… Read more »

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