THANK YOU! Because of your hard work and efforts, Friday’s Haiti videoconference and webcast was a huge success. The University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Video Network (who coordinated the webstreaming technology) had one of their largest streaming event EVER with close to 600 sites around the world connecting to watch your fantastic presentations.
Photos from the event can be seen at http://picasaweb.google.com/magpik20/KidsHelpHaiti#. You can also upload photos from your site there! If you’re receiving this email, you should have permissions to upload photos to the album if you log into Picassa using an account associated with the email address I have on file for you. You can always send your photos to me and I’ll upload them too!
It looks like this event made the newspaper in Texas! The Denton Record-Chronicle featured Ms. Watson’s first graders’ performance in the webcast event: http://www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/stories/DRC_ponderkids_0220.1354ed3e5.html. If your local media covered your participation, please let us know!
We also had some fabulous Tweeters, Bloggers and Facebookers during Friday’s program! Many thanks to the students at Southern Lehigh Middle School, The Haverford School, Mansfield High School, Cornerstone Learning Center, Hempfield SD and Paige from Mt. Vernon High School for blogging, tweeting and facebooking! Thanks to your participation in the social media aspect of this program, you’ve all won giveaways!
- Southern Lehigh MS (@Design21SLMS) - Virtual Field Trip to Kiglauit Educational Adventures (http://www.kigluaitadventures.com/)
- The Haverford School (@HATV) – 1 GB Flash Drive (courtesy of Tandberg)
- Cornerstone Learning Center (@jason.flom) - $25 Gift Card from Best Buy (courtesy of LifeSize)
- Mansfield HS (@russro) - 3 Water Bottles (courtesy of Tandberg)
- Hempfield SD (facebooking) - 1 GB Flash Drive (courtesy of Tandberg)
- Paige Darnold (blogger, jr. at Mount Vernon High School) – $25 Gift Card from Best Buy (courtesy of LifeSize)
Contact me on how to claim your giveaway - - and many, many thanks to our sponsors who provided them!
An archive of this event will be made available as a podcast (broken into smaller segments) on iTunes University and also as a multicast through VideoFurnace. The archive will be available on Friday, and we will post instructions here on how to access it.
In the meantime, check out the student blog entries at http://studentshelpinghaiti.blogspot.com/. If your students want to add an entry, please let me know!
Again, many thanks to all of you. Please keep the momentum going - - here are some ideas:
- Reach out to others who participated in Friday’s program through twitter (#kidshelphaiti) or the various project links (posted at http://www.magpi.net/Community/Programs/Crisis-Haiti-What-Can-YOU-Do-Help)
- Join Externato Ribadouro’s April 16th Smile for Haiti Campaign and their United Schools for Haiti Project (http://schoolsuntd.blogspot.com/).
- Continue the conversation with Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/CenterforHighImpactPhilanthropy)
- Get Involved in Global Nomad’s STUDENT’S REBUILD – HAITI challenge grant (http://www.gng.org/programs/spring2010/Haiti-Challenge-Grant.html)
- Check out the World Food Programme’s Students Helping Haiti webpage (http://www.wfp.org/students-help-haiti) and Oxfam’s efforts in Haiti (http://www.oxfamamerica.org/emergencies/earthquake-in-haiti)
- Partner with Traveling Mercies (http://www.travelingmercies.org)
Thanks again. We couldn’t have done this without you!
Heather, Mike and the Rest of the MAGPI Team