History of the Presentation

Did You Know? originally started out as a PowerPoint presentation for a faculty meeting in August 2006 at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colorado, United States. The presentation "went viral" on the Web in February 2007 and, as of June 2007, had been seen by at least 5 million online viewers. Today the old and new versions of the online presentation have been seen by at least 20 million people, not including the countless others who have seen it at conferences, workshops, training institutes, and other venues.

The links below tell more about how this simple little presentation spread worldwide (which certainly was not the original intent). As you will see, we received lots of feedback, both positive and negative, about the presentation. When XPLANE offered to help with the redesign, we gratefully accepted its offer to make a "new and improved" version in order to try and help continue the conversation (and to ask more from viewers). We believe that it is only through conversation, and subsequent action, that we will achieve the best possible education for our children.