Education Through Entertainment

California School Assemblies - Character Counts for 2011-2012!

Posted on Tue, Jun 7, 2011

It is always difficult trying to please everyone. We all know the old quote from Mr. Lincoln, right? “You can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time. Well, trying to please everyone with the school assemblies we offer is a little similar to that. But this year, in California, we think we have it covered!

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School Assemblies in Colorado - The Earth Balloon Visits The Rockies

Posted on Mon, Jun 6, 2011

After a two year absence from Colorado we are happy to report that Mobile Ed Productions is returning to the beautiful Rocky Mountain State in 2011!

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The Earth Balloon and Midwest School Assemblies - Saving Money!

Posted on Fri, May 20, 2011

It’s May and our phones are ringing off the hook. Clients from schools here in the Midwest and all around the country are calling to set their school shows and school assemblies and enrichment programs for next year. Wise schools like to schedule in the spring because they know they get the best selection of dates and also because they can then relax all summer knowing they don’t have “the sword of Damocles” hanging over their heads. Their season is set. Many times I have concluded a conversation with a school principal in which we set their dates for the following year and then ask what they were doing for the summer. The reply is always something like “ I am going to Hilton Head to play golf, and I am really happy to get this off my plate so I can relax and not worry about next year!”

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End of an Era - Space Shuttles, The Earth Balloon and The Sky Dome

Posted on Mon, May 16, 2011

Well, today marks the end of an era!  Space Shuttle Endeavor blasted off successfully today on what will be the last of that shuttle's flights. Space Shuttle Endeavour was the fifth of  the shuttle orbiters. The first flight of the orbiter Endeavour was STS-49 mission in May 7, 1992. Space Shuttle Endeavour was named after the first ship commanded by James Cook. Captain James Cook was an 18th century British explorer, navigator and astronomer.

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Earth Balloon and Adding the “Wow” Factor to Science Education

Posted on Tue, May 10, 2011

We have written before about the poor performance of our children (and many grown-ups, too, unfortunately) in the area of geography. It is a sad state of affairs, but one, given today’s amazing technologies, does not need to exist.

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School Assemblies - Visiting Hours are Open!

Posted on Thu, Apr 7, 2011

Although our company office is located in Michigan, our school assembly performers spend the year traveling throughout not just Michigan but Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, across the middle of the country, into Texas and California or on the East Coast. So when they are performing their school shows in Michigan close by they usually drop into the office so we can all catch up. Yesterday we were treated to a visit from Dave Mitchell, our world class Ben Franklin presenter, who also carries our math and reading school assembly programs. But yesterday we were all excited to hear the updates on the new anti- bullying show - Stronger Than a Bully - that Dave is busy developing for next year. Boy, it is really exciting! Seeing some of the ingredients of the new program was a real treat and it looks as though Dave has really hit one out of the park this time. Schools seem to agree as Stronger Than a Bully is already experiencing stronger than normal sales for next year. We expect this program to sell out quickly! It was great to see Dave! Today he is back in the saddle performing his reading program - Reading: More Than Words! - at a school in Dearborn, Michigan. I am certain they are having a great time!

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Earth Balloon in The News - School Assemblies in Pennsylvania

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2011

Mobile Ed school assemblies are in the news again! Recently our earth balloon school assembly - The Earth Dome - visited students at Mowrey Elementary in Pennsylvania. Nancy Mace, a reporter with The Record Herald, shared an article on the visit.

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Texas School Assemblies - What is Coming in 2011-2012

Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2011

We recently announced the beginning of school assembly scheduling for the 2011-2012 school year. For our client schools in the great state of Texas, and for all the other fine schools there who have not yet tried one of our awesome school assemblies, here is some fantastic news!

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Earth Balloon and the Girl Scouts - New Jersey School Assemblies

Posted on Tue, Mar 1, 2011

We spoke not too long ago about how well school assemblies and science assemblies work for Scout events. At the time we referenced in particular how great science assemblies like our Chemistry program are for the entertainment portion of Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquets. All very true! Cub Scouts and science assemblies make a perfect match.

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Libya - Current Events and the Earth Balloon School Assembly

Posted on Thu, Feb 24, 2011

There is an old Chinese curse that says “May you live in interesting times!” Well if that is a true curse then we are really cursed these days!

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