Monday, July 20, 2015

Soledad O'Brien's Education Story

Soledad O'Brien talks about how her own experiences  - through her parents, as a student and as journalist and philanthropist - have created her "education story."

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Soledad on Tech


Back in 1996, Soledad O'Brien hosted a very early show - THE SITE - on technology and the relatively new Internet. So it might be appropriate that she was ISTE 2015’s opening keynote speaker.

The International Society for Technology in Education might not be the appropriate lace to tell 10,000 educators and education leaders that technology is not the answer to education's problems.

"I might be in the wrong room to say this, but I think technology for technology's sake is a complete waste,” O’Brien said. And the audience gave her a raucous and support response.

Soledad went on to say that she views technology as a tool, a means to an end rather than an end itself.

In the tool category, she invited 10 ISTE attendees to the stage to try out Google Cardboard, a bare-bones virtual-reality experience, using paper-based VR goggles and smartphones. Using the headsets, O'Brien took the attendees on a virtual test drive of a career in veterinary surgery. Technology like this, she said, can expand students' horizons by immersing them in different vocational opportunities.

SOURCE: www.edtechmagazine.com

Friday, June 19, 2015

Honor Delayed: A Soledad O’Brien special report


On June 28, 2015, Soledad O'Brien reports on a special group for whom America's highest honor has remained elusive: the Medal of Honor.

 Honor Delayed: A Soledad O’Brien special report will air on Al Jazeera America.

Saturday, May 23, 2015


So, Soledad posted on Facebook a shot of her in her new eyeglasses. What do you think?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dietary Supplements and Military Deaths - Real Sports



Reporting for "Real Sports" on HBO), Soledad O'Brien covers the deaths of several members of the U.S. military tied to dietary supplements sold at their bases. the report also explores a possible link to Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and his efforts to limit regulation of the supplement industry. We see the story of a a young soldier at Fort Bliss in Texas, who died of a heart attack during training that is linked to a supplement called Jack3d, which the soldier bought at an on-base GNC outlet.