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I made SJ laugh once a decade w Apple II to Mac PBL adventures

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Meaningful and Life-saving Project Based Learning with major CEOs, nationwide and national leaders is founded on George Lucas' Edutopian idea of presenting a problem to be solved, then all technology, mentors, money, and cooperation follows. PBL is now important to opinion leaders. My students have designed:
Central Asian TRAADE routes for prosperity, peace, and freedom with pipelines carrying water, oil, gas next to road and railways going north and south where none exists now.
Red Cross Robotic Search and Rescue Ambulances (SARA) vehicles for firefighters and DARPA Grand Challenge. Research contacts given to university students winning $2M prize.
Flood ending half-buried porthole pipelines carrying water elsewhere where needed.
Asteroid Detection Deflection Development (ADDD) solar system wide with banking collateral value to pay for it all at 6% discovery rights to title, 1/10,000th of dollar severe discount equals $1.9 Trillion in assets for California schools and colleges; 145T for US & A; more for other countries with telescopes; parcelization of 5 moons to every human with individual property title; and a Space Property-title and Asteroid Resources Company (STARCO).
New Island Creation Consortium (NICCO) pizzahedron truss structures, electro-deposition of sea mineral hulls, and Freedomaxium new country projects and open deep ocean fish-farming.
Identifying Moammar Ghaddafi's deep space rocket capability with nuclear batteries for space rock renavigation as WMD plus launch disguise, satcom interference, and satellite blinding alliances.
Resetting global economy to personally held space resources instead of oil, and achieving property title for all humans on Earth using Percentage As You Earn (PAYE) finance of houses and farms ending repossession vulnerability.
Achieving free market curative and preventative care for all as an outcome of a new charging method of percentage-of-income medical finansurance. Adding Quality Immortality (QI) percentage of income PAYEments while students decide to crack the supergene that controls aging.
Historical examples of income contingent business models in immigration of redemptioners of debt replacing indentured servitude and slavery; privateers; mountain men; old country doctors reckoning of percentages of income to take care of all; rePAYEment of college tuition with the outcome of equal opportunity to attend college while achieving the Separation of Higher Education and State in 11 years. Non-property tax based revenue cycle replacement with anywhere on the globe rePAYEment from college students to either taxpayers or Human Investors in a Career Futures Exchange.
Leg protection motorcycles.
Earthquake Preparedness-box Towers (EPT) on Wheels for all school homerooms including water bottles, MREs, rubble tools, warmth and personalized medical supplies; revision of disaster plans at schools to meet law, insurance, and civil defense shelter needs with Red Cross and sponsors, not taxes.
Creation of franchise images for Flying Saucer Pizza and Yellow Submarine Sandwich Galleys as examples of Communications English for local businesses.
Historical character relationships for screenplays The Star Spangled Banner and The Bear Flag Revolt.
Not bad for 7-12th graders some people think can only be janitors for some pocket change. Education should give something back to the businesses, community, and civic leaders that support it. Thank you George, would you like to help schools and students with licensing dealmakers and lawyers like universities have to reward intellectual achievement via property rights to all involved? Like to set up a CAFEX with me? Would you like to make a few movies about all the PBL and CBL teachers and students you've collected best examples of over the last few years? Ready when you are! Brock d'Avignon 831-512-6572

High School Librarian

I have to be honest, I've

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I have to be honest, I've learned more about Steve Jobs since his passing than I ever knew about him before. He really was inspirational. You could really tell how much he loved what he did when you heard him speak and I think that is the real measure of his success.

Truly an Inspiration

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Steve Job was truly an amazing man! He was such an inspiration to so many people and for so many different reasons. To some they looked up to him for his efforts to keep trying even after dropping out of college or his courage with fighting pancreatic cancer. To me he changed education! He came up with an idea in his garage that changed technology forever. He gave children the opportunity to learn in so many new and exciting ways. Even with all the downfalls that he had, he never gave up. What an inspiration he was for all people. This one mans gift and eye for something inovative, changed the way we provide education to our children. As I sit with my students and use my ipad with them, I think about the genius Steve Jobs was and how much gratitude we owe him. He has made a impact on students and the way they learn for a lifetime.

Ninth grade English teacher from Los Angeles, California

I am grateful for Steve Jobs

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I am grateful for Steve Jobs example of fearless determination to achieve his goals. I appreciate Mr. Brunsell's celebration of his life for it caused me to further relfect upon how I can better live and teach with a similar confidence. The time when Mr. Jobs was living on recycling bottles I believe shows a disregard for material concerns or status that is enviable and perhaps freeing. Not being afraid to fail, that is difficult, especially in today's economy. In Thomas Friedman's New York Times article "Where Have You Gone Joe Dimaggio?", Steve Jobs is celebrated as one of the few captains of industry, or leaders of any organziation, that "gets it". I can only hope to follow some of that fearless, creative spirit and transmit it to my students.

High school English teacher from Baltimore


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When I brought up Steve Jobs to my soccer team after a loss, one girl rolled her eyes and said "him again." I derailed what I had thought was going to be a motivational speech about getting back up after failures to find out what her problem was. "Every class has talked about him today!" she complained.

"I don't see how that is a problem, ladies. The sad reality is that sometimes in life you're known for your achievements and sometimes for your failures. The important part isn't even what others remember you for, but how you change because of your experiences."

In the classroom teachers and students do not always win. And that's OK. The key is learning from all of those experiences. Steve Jobs was an excellent example of making the best of whatever you've been given.

Special Education Teacher from Georgia

This article really hit home

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This article really hit home with me. I am a middle school special education teacher and find it so important to assure my students that sometimes failure is necessary in life. We must all learn from our mistakes and, when we fail, go back to the drawing board as Steve taught us. Our failures, as well as our successes, make us who we are. My students can get down on themselves easily and feel like they're just not smart enough or creative enough to do what they want in life. I think it's important to be able to give examples of actual people that failed and, with dedication, came back to really make something of themselves.

Host and Co-Creator of Virtual Science University

A Little of Steve Jobs in Me!

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I also played Steve Job's 2005 Commencement Speech at Stanford over and over since his passing. I see so much of how he thought in me. He has taught me more about technology than anyone else with all the Apple driven gadgets I have in my office, at home, and in my audio and video recording studios. By the way, I never met Steve personally. I have also failed a couple of times and I also told myself I am not going to get out of this because "I Love what I do" and one of these days I will have my Biology Teaching on-line!" Guess what, that happened February of 2009 with my Virtual Science University Website. I also see a little of Steve Jobs in me cause I saw on-line teaching since when the Inter-net started going in the early 90's. Back then, I just did not have the tools to put my teaching and my original Science Music on-line. Thanks to the technology gurus like Steve and Bill Gates I now have VSU on-line for everyone to visit. I've had over two million visits in the last 14 months. May Steve's Soul rest in PEACE! I am so thankful for this man living while I've been here on this Earth. Actually him and I are from the same generation since we were both born in 1955. I have so much to share but not enough space!

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