School Hackers featured on Edutopia!

We are proud to announce that our School Hackers video series is being featured on the award-winning education portal Edutopia! Founded by George Lucas and Steve Arnold, Edutopia has championed education innovation for over two decades. The Edutopia site provides a variety of resources and tips that are created for teachers, by teachers, and has become a resource that many educators use and trust. Throughout the summer, Edutopia has featured our School Hackers videos, along with a blog post from our profiled educators, on their website and their social media channels, including their Twitter and Facebook page.


One of the videos Edutopia has published profiles Samantha McBurney, a Rhode Island first-grade teacher who engages her students with “hacks” including  better use of  classroom space, and the use of unconventional tools like movement to help her students learn. The second video follows Michael Podraza and his leadership team at East Greenwich High School in Rhode Island, as they flip an unused classroom into a collaboration space. In the passed three weeks we've already reached 4.8K shares on the two articles, and 4.5K people have watched our videos!


On September 1st, Edutopia will release our third and final School Hackers video, along with a blog post from Anthony Hubbard of YouthBuild Providence.


We could not be happier about collaborating with Edutopia to highlight the work we are doing in the BIF Student Experience Lab to bring deeper learning to students across the nation.


You can also find School Hackers videos, as well as information on the project, at, the BIF Facebook page, and by following the Student Experience Lab on Twitter at @BIFsxl!



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