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The Human Dictionary Presents The First Ever...

A crowdfunding event.

Come out and watch Daniel Snead as he attempts the first ever Marathon of Hoops! Starting on Friday November 22, 2013 he will be shooting until he MAKES 26,220 shots! This is a family friendly event and will feature games, skills training (Saturday from 10 am- 3 pm), and food! Bring the whole family out for a great time!

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About this Project

The Marathon of Hoops is a fundraising event with purpose to raise money for The Human Dictionary, an online video program created to teach urban youth vocabulary. After dealing with frustration and confusion on how to raise the necessary start-up money, something about the movie Forrest Gump inspired me. I thought to myself, "Why can't I complete something athletically impossible to draw the attention of the world?" This is where the concept of The Marathon of Hoops was born. My request is that each person support this fundraiser by sponsoring one shot for $1. And of course, if you are feeling inspired, please feel free to sponsor more! To complete 26,220 shots, I am estimating it will take approximately 2 days of nonstop shooting. No matter where you are in the world, you can be a part of this event! Just click on the "Watch Live" button below. Thank you in advance for your support and I will see you all at the finish line!


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Learn More About The Human Dictionary Vocabulary Program

Online Videos

A library of videos that parents, teachers, and schools can subscribe to.

Watch videos on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Engaging Quizzes

Enables the students to not only watch the videos, but to engage in their new vocabulary.

Students and teachers can download printable worksheets as well.

Class Grades

With this program you will not have to worry about grading a quiz! Each quiz that the students submit is automatically graded.

The grades can be found in the class roster and easily added to your grade book.


Get quiz results for individual lessons, seeing where your students succeeded and where there is room for improvement.

See analytics showing the class average, the highest score, the lowest score, the bell curve of the class, and per-question statistics.

Check out This Sample Video

Experience The Human Dictionary Live!

If you love what the Human Dictionary video program is all about, you can experience it live! The Human Dictionary has developed a three session seminar entitled "Talking your Way to Success" and he is available for keynote speeches. Your students are sure to be inspired as they hear the Human Dictionary not only talk about building vocabulary, but how to use it in their everyday lives!

Book the Human Dictionary for your next engagement.*

*Submissions will be reviewed in the order they are received.