Projects

screen-shot-2016-11-17-at-2-07-20-pmTeacher Reads

Kids love to read books over and over and sometimes a parent or sibling isn’t available.  The videos in this series, recorded by Durham Public School teachers and other local educators, aims to help kids absorb books as much as they want, even if they can’t read by themselves. These videos can be also used for ESL students who want extra time and practice with the English language. Click here for more info.

 

 

 

 

picture2Duke Explore Mobile App

Over the summer of 2016, we teamed up with a group of students attending between grades 5 and 12 and created the Hidden Durham tour. It is the first tour to feature on Duke Explore, a mobile app with Global Information System. It can guide you on a walking tour or you can flip through the stops from the comfort of your home.

It’s also free! Click here to find out how to get it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flipping Prisons

In 2016, we received a $52,647 grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to transform an abandoned prison into a sustainable farm and education center through the magic of virtual reality. We worked with eight high school students in the Advanced Game Design class at the Durham School of the Arts, veteran teacher, Robert Bourgeois, and youth participants from the nonprofit, GrowingChange. Our goal was to help others visualize this prison’s untapped potential. The final product includes a mobile VR lab that is currently traveling around to state as a tool to convince legislators to fund the creation of this project in real life.

Click here to read an article about this project!