Mobile Ed Productions' School Assembly Blog

I Like the Dreams of the Future Better Than the History of the Past

Posted on Tue, Jul 28, 2015


Yet another new living history character program tours with Mobile Ed - Thomas Jefferson!

In addition to George Washington and Teddy Roosevelt (just to metnion a few), professional historical impersonator Peter Small also portrays founding father Thomas Jefferson in a 45-minute educational assembly program for kids K-12.  

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Mobile Ed is Going to Space!

Posted on Mon, Jul 27, 2015

Well, sort of...

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Topics: Education, STEM, astronomy, teaching astronomy, STEAM, Kickstarter, Space, LightSail

Keep Your Eyes on the Stars and Your Feet on the Ground

Posted on Wed, Jul 22, 2015


Another new living history program joins the Mobile Ed lineup - Teddy Roosevelt!

We have had numerous historical characters come through Mobile Ed over the years.  Our time machine has allowed Thomas Edison, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ben Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain (and even Huckleberry Finn, if he counts) to visit tens of thousands of schools and institutions all over the country.  

One character that's always been missing from our menu is Theodore Roosevelt, but not anymore!Now, thanks to experienced historical performer Peter Small, Teddy Roosevelt joins our lineup of professionall "living history" characters!  We're very excited to be featuring another historical icon more off the beaten path than Abraham Lincoln, which while an excellent program, we realize many schools have already experienced and are looking for something new for this generation of students.

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Inspire the Architects of Tomorrow with Mobile Ed's STEAM Museum

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2015


We put the A in STEAM in this comprehensive update of our hit program

STEM Museum has only been on the road for two years and is already one of the most popular programs we have ever offered.  Due to the demand, we created a second unit of the traveling museum...but we didn't stop there.  

We went STEAM.

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Topics: STEM School Show, STEM School Programs, STEM School Enrichment, STEM Education, STEM School Assembly, STEM Assemblies, STEM School Shows, ideas for middle school assemblies, STEM enrichment programs, ideas for elementary enrichment programs, Ideas for Elementary School Shows, ideas for history assemblies, ideas for high school assemblies, technology activities for kids, STEAM activities, ideas for STEM, STEAM Education, STEM to STEAM, STEAM Museum, video, STEM Museum, STEAM, technology for kids, ideas for STEAM, STEAM assemblies, STEAM enrichment

Discover the Technology of Today Through the Words of Yesterday

Posted on Tue, Jul 14, 2015


History comes alive with Thomas Edison - now available in Califorina and the Pacific Northwest


Our Thomas Edison assembly program has been a mainstay in our lineup for years.  Some of our very best performers have played the role of the world's greatest inventor including Joe French, Jim Tait, Ryan Thompson, Tom Swenson, Tom Johnson and more.

Now, Peter Small joins the list of world-class Thomas Edison performers!  This veteran history performer also portrays George Washington, Teddy Roosevelt and Thomas Jefferson in school assemblies of their own.  He will be playing Edison (and the other characters) in schools in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nedava, New Mexcio and Colorado, with other states to be announced.


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Mobile Ed Presents a New Assembly - George Washington!

Posted on Wed, Jul 8, 2015

Announcing a New Assembly and a New Performer!

Mobile Ed Productions is proud to announce the newest member of the school assembly family - veteran historical performer Peter Small!  Mr. Small has been impersonating nearly a dozen different historical characters all over the country for the last 20 years.

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Topics: History school assemblies, history school shows, history assembly program, Historical character assembly, history, American History education, history assembly shows, Presidents' Day ideas, George Washington

Highways, Byways and School Assembly Performers

Posted on Fri, Dec 12, 2014

Today marks an anniversary in Chicago, Illinois. On this day in 1961, the first section of the Dan Ryan Expressway was opened.  Mobile Ed performers are very familiar with the Dan Ryan, as we travel it often bringing our assembly programs into Chicago from Michigan or where ever they have been the week before.
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Topics: ben franklin, Traveling School Shows, assemblies for schools, Anti Bullying, Anti bullying assembly, assemblies in schools, touring school assemblies, school shows on the road, we bring the field trip to you, alternatives to field trips, Assembly ideas

Just Like Clockwork!

Posted on Tue, Dec 2, 2014

Don’t you just love to be able to say that? Whenever we are involved in any project and we can say that we feel great. As a school show presenter, I like to put the key into the ignition of my Ford one-ton van after loading up all my equipment and have the feeling everything went “just like clockwork”. That would mean a minimum of proper planning and communication would have been executed by a number of key players. Let’s look at all of the individuals and their roles to make this happen.

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Topics: assemblies in schools, Ideas For School Shows, school assembly shows, schedule, school performers, day in the life, preparing for a school show, PTO, PTA

What is an IHFT?

Posted on Tue, Nov 25, 2014

Kids love an IHFT. Teachers love an IHFT. Parent/teacher organizations love an IHFT.  So what is an IHFT? The acronym stands for In House Field Trip!  So why have an IHFT instead of the standard field trip because students love those too?

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Topics: School Assembly Programs, assembly programs, alternatives to field trips, ideas for elementary enrichment programs, best school assemblies, field trips, Alternative to Field Trip, in house field trip, ideas for field trips, student entertainment, edutainment, live performances, easy field trip

With Today’s Emphasis on Science and Math, Why Choose a Historical Character?

Posted on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

I think that is an honest question that I am dying to answer.  Most people will confess that history was boring to them in school. I am one of those.  My son and my wife are just the opposite. They LOVE history. I wish I had too.  I believe if I had been exposed to a few assembly programs featuring believable historical characters that were interesting, held my attention, carried me to their time in history, and challenged my thinking, I would have had a totally different attitude as I entered the history classroom.

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Topics: Historical character assembly, history, Benjamin Franklin, American History education, ideas for history assemblies, educational value, student enrichment