Twitter – and students jumping in with fervor – it has become possible to watch their work almost in real-time.atching students as they work on projects is always fun. Recently, with the advent of
Via Twitter, I was able to watch Ashley and Karen Russell – along with many other students – talk about the Safe Kids Athens campaign. So, after looking at the campaign and chatting with the students I thought a podcast was in order. ‘Tween you and me, I’ll use this to spur on my students in their projects, too. Ashley and her group did a great job.
Safe Kids Buckle Up was chosen as the 2008 case study because of its unique concentration on childhood safety. “Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of children ages three to 14,” said Torine Brooks Creppy, director of Safe Kids Buckle Up.
The site: Safe Kids Athens
Safe Kids Athens Area is one of more than 300 grassroots coalitions in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico that bring together health and safety experts, educators, corporations, foundations, governments and volunteers to educate and protect families.
The videos: Virtual Video Showdown
Coile Middle School 6th and 7th Graders compete in the Virtual Video Showdown to promote Safe Kids Buckle Up Athens Area and Athens Chevrolet. Produced by University of Georgia PRSSA
Media coverage: The Safe Kids Athens Media Room
So, that’s the background … now the podcast interview with Ashley Beebe. Ashley’s great. No worries about her future, I am sure. Listen as she describes the campaign, her group members and their work, the involvement of the students and more. Especially listen for Ashley’s post graduation plans. She’s going into the Teach America program. Pretty cool and admirable.
Also, check out Ashley’s blog … cool title – There’s a Mouse in My House … and other tales of college woe.
The podcast is 16mb and runs 16:42. Choose Play Now below (and a player will appear) or Play in Popup, or download it. Whatever makes ya’ happy.