Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Gerda Klein speaks to students

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Michigan,Video conference // 3:02 pm

Photo courtesy of Battle Creek Enquirer (John Grap)

Gerda Klein’s morning presentation to over 1900 Michigan students was also streamed live and archived on the Internet by Merit Network in Ann Arbor. During a follow-up luncheon, students shared with Mrs. Klein their plans for service projects that will be undertaken as a result of having read All But My Life. 

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Merit to stream April 16 presentation

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Michigan,Project background,Video conference // 5:27 pm

Merit NetworkWhen Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks at the W.K. Kellogg Auditorium in Battle Creek on Monday, April 16, 2007, 10:30 AM EDT, students from all over the state of Michigan and throughout the United States will be able to view her presentation. The event will be streamed LIVE over the Internet and Internet2 by Merit Network and will be available in RealMedia, Windows Media, Quicktime, and MPEG2 Multicast format.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Project Collage Videoconference Event

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Community service,Video conference // 12:18 pm

On January 17, 2007, Lakeview High School World at War students had the extraordinary opportunity to be linked once again with Gerda Weissmann Klein in a videoconference originating from the University of Pennsylvania. It was a privilege to participate in this project and to share our community service activities with Mrs. Klein and with the other schools. The presentation has been archived on the MAGPI site.

Helping with Habitat for Humanity   Gerda Weissmann Klein responds to students  Gathering school supplies for children in Iraq

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Student Service Projects

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Video conference,World of today // 8:41 pm

  Stand up conference logo Lakeview High School World at War classes have undertaken several service projects in connection with the follow-up MAGPI videoconference on January 17. We are looking forward to hearing about activities in which other schools have been involved.

What we are doing here at Lakeview High School is three different projects. First, we spent a day creating Christmas Cards for veterans and will be delivering them to a VA Hospital in our town where we will spend some time with the Veterans there.

Second, we are working with our local Habitat for Humanity and a group called the Haven of Rest to help redevelop some housing for individuals who have been homeless and who have gone through a program to get back on their feet. The housing we are working on will be permanent housing for them.

Finally, we are putting together 30 packets of school supplies for Iraqi children…

Saturday, December 2, 2006

Stand Up! Speak Out! Lend A Hand!

Posted by: Margaret Lincoln // Category: Video conference,World of today // 1:15 pm

On November 16, 2006, Lakeview High School students in both World at War classes participated in an interactive Internet2 (I2) video conference featuring Gerda Weissmann Klein. The video conference originated from MAGPI at the University of Pennsylvania and involved some 30 sites from around the world. Lakeview was proud to have been selected to ask a question of Gerda Klein during the conference.

Are there lessons from the Holocaust that can help us confront issues that face us today (i.e., Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Hurricane Katrina)?

All school groups have now been challenged to engage in a community service project and to report back to other conference participants in a follow-up video conference scheduled for January 17, 2007. 

LHS students view videoconference Gerda Weissmann Klein speaks to students LHS students ask question