MemoryMiner Goes to School

For the last few weeks, it’s been my great pleasure to work with a bunch of super-smart kids at the Marin School of Arts and Technology (MSAT), a charter school in Novato, CA (about 40 minutes north of San Francisco). MSAT is an innovative school that combines technology with a project-based learning scheme that teaches students to think for themselves, and document their work using the latest in digital media. I came across this school via a friend of a friend who is a parent there, and in the short amount of time I’ve been involved, I have to say that the experience has completely turned my head around. These kids are sharp, forward thinking, and dare I say it, brutally honest.

When first thinking about MemoryMiner, I figured that a bunch of “punk kids” would never be interested in personal or family history. As it turns out, they are, and they themselves have a lot to say. I look forward to working with them and other high school students, around the country, and hopefully around the world.

I have a few people to thank for this opportunity, namely Ruth and Steve (the parents) Tony (the teacher) and Jacob, Aaron, Evie and Cesar (the punk kids).

Thank you all.

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