Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sir Ken Robinson TED Talk: Bring on the learning revolution!

This is the must-see follow-up to Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk on how schools kill creativity.

Here's a wonderful analysis of Sir Ken Robinson's speech and why it is so great.
Analysis of a Speech by Sir Ken Robinson from Jim Zimmer's blog, A Manner of Speaking.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lunchable Field Trip Give Away

What a great way to inspire kids!
Field Trips!

"A field trip has the power to inspire a whole new world of possibilities for kids." Nominate your class for Project Possibilities.
"50 field trips, countless possibilities."

Huge kudos to Lunchables for supporting growing imaginations. The ideas of today's children will be our future.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Heinz Announces Winners in 2010 Kids Creativity Contest

Heinz Announces Winners in 2010 Ketchup Creativity Contest

America's Votes Are In and 12 Young Artists' Designs Will Appear on Millions of Heinz(R) Ketchup Packets; and For a First-Time Grand Prize Winner, Ketchup Bottles!

PITTSBURGH, Apr 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The votes have poured in and the anticipation is over for the 12 winners in the annual Heinz Ketchup Creativity(TM) Contest. Out of tens of thousands of entries, pop artist Burton Morris and a panel of judges narrowed the field to 36 finalists. America determined the winners in an online vote and from those 12 winners, a grand prize winner has been chosen.
Heinz Ketchup lovers across the U.S. will be able to see grand prize winner Jordan De La Rosa's artwork on 20 million Heinz Ketchup packets and approximately 2.5 million Heinz Ketchup bottles in the next school year. Jordan, a third grade student from John H. Shary Elementary School in Mission, Texas, also will receive $5,700 and a school visit from Burton Morris.
"Choosing a grand prize winner from the 12 winning packet designs was no easy task," said Erin Catalina, associate brand manager for Heinz Ketchup. "But Jordan's colorful Heinz Ketchup bottle, hot dog, hamburger and French fry characters represent the joy Heinz Ketchup brings to mealtime."
"It's great to see students express themselves creatively, using one of their favorite foods, Heinz Ketchup, for inspiration," said artist Burton Morris. "America can enjoy the 12 winning designs, which will appear on nearly 200 million ketchup packets combined, at schools and foodservice venues in the 2010 -- 2011 school year."
And the Winners are...
Kindergarten/First Grade: Luke Brown, Gospel Light Christian School, Walkertown, N.C.
Second Grade: Payton Miller, Monart School of Art, Washington, Pa.
Third Grade: Jordan De La Rosa, John H. Shary Elementary School, Mission, Texas
Fourth Grade: Lia Guerette, Connecticut Art School, South Windsor, Conn.
Fifth Grade: Danielle Lamboy, Our Lady of Good Counsel School, Cleveland, Ohio
Sixth Grade: Megan Foshee, Floyd Middle Magnet School, Montgomery, Ala.
Seventh Grade: Kira Nixon, Home School, Fort Hill, Pa.
Eighth Grade: Albert Munoz III, Lucio Middle School, Brownsville, Texas
Ninth Grade: Katie Schmitz, Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis, Mo.
Tenth Grade: Jasmyne Douglas, Byron P. Steele II High School, Cibolo, Texas
Eleventh Grade: Synclaire Kaptur, Lyman High, Longwood, Fla.
Twelfth Grade: Nicole Strang, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, Texas
In addition to having their artwork reproduced on 20 million Heinz Ketchup packets each, the 12 winners also will receive a $1,000 cash prize; and their schools will receive $1,000 toward art supplies, $1,000 worth of Heinz Ketchup and a poster of the winning artwork at a special awards ceremony with Heinz. To see the 2010 winners' designs, please visit
About Heinz
H.J. Heinz Company, offering "Good Food Every Day"(TM) is one of the world's leading marketers and producers of healthy, convenient and affordable foods specializing in ketchup, sauces, meals, soups, snacks and infant nutrition. Heinz provides superior quality, taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether in the home, restaurants, the office or "on-the-go." Heinz is a global family of leading branded products, including Heinz(R) Ketchup, sauces, soups, beans, pasta and infant foods (representing over one third of Heinz's total sales), Ore-Ida(R) potato products, Weight Watchers(R) Smart Ones(R) entrees, T.G.I. Friday's(R) snacks, and Plasmon infant nutrition. Heinz is famous for its iconic brands on six continents, showcased by Heinz(R) Ketchup, The World's Favorite Ketchup(R). Information on Heinz is available at
About Burton Morris
A proponent of art education, Burton Morris credits his teachers and parents for encouraging him to pursue his passion and career as an artist. The Pittsburgh native earned his degree in fine arts from Carnegie Mellon University. He gained national attention when his art was chosen to hang on the set of the hit sitcom, Friends. Known for creating high-energy, fun pieces, Burton Morris original artwork is featured in collections around the world. The artist draws his inspiration from pop culture, like the iconic Heinz(R) Ketchup bottle, which he says he grew up with. Information on Burton Morris is available on the Heinz Ketchup Creativity(TM) Web site at

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CL!CK: A LEGO Short Film

Fantastic new video from LEGO in conjunction with their new community: LEGO CLICK

Very creative!