Media release: Anacapa’s near space balloon launch is a success

Students capture photos and environmental data from 90,000 feet above Earth’s surface See more photos in the Facebook album. S.B. News-Press: Students explore atmosphere with balloon-equipped camera S.B. Independent: Anacapa School Skirts the Stratosphere KCLU Public Radio: Lance Orozco’s radio feature story S.B. EdHat: Anacapa School’s Launch a Success Noozhawk: Anacapa School Project Soars to Stratospheric […]

KCLU/NPR – Anacapa’s space mission


Yesterday, Lance Orozco from the NPR affiliate station in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties came to the Anacapa School to interview my students and me about our plans to launch the Anacapa Amateur High Altitude Balloon 1 (AAHAB-1) on Saturday.  His story aired this morning on KCLU. Listen to KCLU’s radio news story (mp3 | […]

“Ground Control to Anacapa School” – A near space mission

T-minus four days, nine hours until lift off of AAHAB-1, Anacapa School’s first near space probe!  What is a near space probe?  Never mind that … what is “near space?” Over the past few years the proliferation of GPS-enabled devices, as well as compact and light-weight digital photography, has helped give bloom to a burgeoning […]

New Web site launch: Anacapa School

Today, ComCreations completed the launch of the Anacapa School’s new online portal.  The new site replaces a nearly 10 year old design.  By using WordPress and a theme based on Modularity Lite, the new site allows the office staff to make easy updates, as well as feature various school events and activities on the front page with a […]

‘Paratrooper:’ WWII veterans recall experiences in the 101st & 82nd Airborne

The very first project I assigned to my students in 2008, my first year teaching the digital media course at the Anacapa School, was a documentary film.  “Paratrooper” is an incredible yet touching account by two Santa Barbara-area veterans, Art Petersen and Robert Forties.  Today being Veterans Day it seemed appropriate to share this gem […]

The Anacapa School Band performs on TV

A performance by some of my students in The Anacapa School Band on Santa Barbara Channels cable 17 Teen Network News

Finding Feynman

I have enjoyed the stories, antics and brilliance of Dr. Richard Feynman since first reading “Surly You’re Joking Mr. Feynman” years ago.  Feynman rose to prominence during the Manhattan Project, received a Nobel Prize in Physics for theories I will have to wait for another life to understand and nearly single-handedly discovered the cause of […]

2010 water conservation PSA by Digital Voyage: “Psycho”

This is my class’ second year entering the Santa Barbara County High School Video Contest. Students are asked to create a water conservation awareness PSA for broadcast. This is the 2010 entry entitled “Psycho About Water Conservation”

New radio show: Intents & Purposes

This fall my colleague Timothy Grigsby and I started a new public affairs and eclectic music public radio show called Intents & Purposes on KCSB/KJUC Santa Barbara.  Our latest episode features studio guests from City at Peace Santa Barbara, a non-profit organization helping teenagers to create safe, peaceful and productive lives through performing arts.  Their […]

Stepping Into Your Future: Video

UC Santa Barbara’s Center for Learning and Inquiry in Networking Communities (LINC) and the California Virtual Campus were the recipients of the 2009 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Award, a competition that recognizes innovative uses of educational technologies in higher education for their project: Stepping Into Your Future. LINC Director Beth Yeager and I produced this […]