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This just posted by Jonathan Chambers (an ESOL teacher at our Middle School and Apple Geek) on my other blog U Tech Tips.

Buckle Boy – Real Social Networking at the Speed of Light.

So what do you get if you combine your school’s needs with the power of the web? Buckle Boy! Allow me to explain…

We began with a problem at the middle school: how can we raise
awareness of seatbelt safety? First, we looked for a resource with the
“sticky factor” – something that sticks in your mind, and makes you
think of that idea when the right stimulus is present (eg. a seatbelt).
So, we went hunting high and low on the web, and discovered a YouTube video
by a high school senior, Aaron Bingea, in Delano, Minnesota. In Aaron’s
videos, he personifies the seat belt, and reminds viewers that, “You
have a superhero in your car.”

trust me you want to keep reading this one!

I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.

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