Five years ago, Southern California public school teacher Carol Anne McGuire, set out to bring a little bit of the world to her students. With music as her universal language, she created Rock Our World, where students from all over the globe, collaborated to build songs in Apple's music authoring program Garage Band. Through the music making process, schools would meet via video chats and learn about one another.
Five years out, she has brought together hundreds of kids from over 60 schools on seven continents. She has partnered with the American Film Institute, NASA and the Discovery Channel in bringing curriculum into the program. Rock Our World has been featured in education speeches as the United Nations. It is an unmitigated success. But it's future is uncertain.