The 'Beacon of Honor - Awakens Our Flag' device is affixed near a classroom's U.S. flag to dispatch daily civics news, stories, and lessons, as well as technology tidbits, so folks passing by can become more informed and inspired citizens. This project began at my dad's memorial flagpole while thinking of a way to answer a simple, but important question from my neighbor, Lloyd, a few years back, "Sean, why's the flag at half-staff today?" After telling Lloyd that our Governor requested all public flags to be at half-mast to honor a Colorado resident solider KIA in Afghanistan, it donned on me that the majority of us did not know this answer nor did we know how to easily find it. A solution was needed because the majority of us noticed the flag at half-staff, thought about it for a moment, determined we didn't know why, and move on with the rest of our day So, a few years later we've developed a solution and determined its best to start this project in the classroom where we can help shape future student citizens (who are our digital trend-setters anyways).
Currently, via the 'PlaceApp' (for Apple iOS and Android devices), the 'Beacon of Honor - Awakens Our Flag' dispatches the following content:
Click here to see one our founding student's Beacon of Honor - Awakens Our Flag experience.