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Success as Surface Pros Take Over the Classroom

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Back in September we featured a piece here on the blog that highlighted the use of the Surface Pro tablet in schools. All 700 students and faculty at Williston Northampton School in Easthampton, MA were all going to receive a Surface Pro as part of the school’s 1:1 computing initiative. Microsoft caught up with the […]

Pat’s Old-school Art with Microsoft Paint

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Let’s throw it back to 1995 when Microsoft 95 was the newest technology in the market, and new computer users were fascinated with Microsoft Paint. Though far less complicated than today’s high-tech art programs, Paint provided many with hours of entertainment. Pat Hines, a Boston-based artist, has stayed true to Microsoft’s roots, creating custom works […]

A Closer Look at Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum

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Guest post written by Susan Musinsky Back in December, Root Cause celebrated 10 years of innovation at their Winter Reception. They also announced the 2014 Social Innovators and Impact Entrepreneurs, both part of the Social Innovation Forum (SIF). Below Susan Musinsky, Executive Director of the SIF, shares a bit more about the program and what […]

Dreams for the New Year

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New Years is all about resolutions, dreams, and new opportunities. At the Community Art Center (CAC) in Cambridge 128 youth ages 5-19 spent 2013 participating in the School Age Child Care or Teen Media Programs. On all but 14 days last year the CAC extended their network of social and emotional support programs to these […]