Re: Anxious to hear *your* feedback!

From: "Lucy Marske" <>
Subject: Re: Anxious to hear *your* feedback!
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997 04:34:17 -0600

Hi Jan and all lfmer's,
     We here at Sioux Center, Iowa thoroughly enjoyed the broadcast April
24 for more than one reason.  First I thought it was a great broadcast
featuring Children Being at Work day in which some of my students
participated so there was a sense of togetherness for that reason.  Also we
were fortunate enough to be allowed to ask 2 live questions. Even though
there was only live audio feed it was still a great experience.  We also
saw some video clips of some of our students discussing about the PET
project earlier in the year.  And finally we had some special visitors here
participating and taping the broadcast and then taping students being
involved with Live From Mars activities and being interviewed.  Those
special guests were a crew from Nickelodeon's Nick News.  They wanted to
tape a show to coincide with the Pathfinder landing July 4th so they came
to Iowa to see what we've been up to this year.  The show is scheduled to
air July 6th 8:30 Eastern time.  Talk about excitement!!!!!
   All that aside I think the broadcast was excellent and it was fun to see
students from all over doing what we've been doing all year and doing some
things that we still plan to do.  I was planning to do the egg drop
activity toward the end of the year, but until I saw the broadcast I never
thought to try to get a boom truck to drop the egg.  It just so happens
that the next day we had a technology fair and there was a boom truck there
giving rides so I starting making my plans to incorportate the truck in our
activity.  Neat!
     Thanks to the wonderful PTK  team who had made Live From Mars come
alive in so many ways.  It's been a great year.  When former students come
up and say they should have flunked 6th grade so they could be involved I
think you've made a difference.
Lucy Marske
Sioux Center Middle School
Sioux Center, IA

> From: Jan Wee <>
> To:;
> Subject: Anxious to hear *your* feedback!
> Date: Thursday, April 24, 1997 4:47 PM
> Dear discuss-lfm members,
> It's a little hard for me to contain my enthusiasm about
> today's broadcast now that I have watched it twice...
> once live and once via tape.  
> [By the way, even us PTK insiders have to be "creative" about
> finding a location to watch the program -- a friend of
> mine has a TV service store and let me watch it
> live in his store -- all the while I happily took notes
> and was thankful to have live access!] 
> For me the high points were many.... but I am going to
> savor them and ask that instead, those of you who have
> seen the program ****please share your input****.  I have 
> already shared my list of "what was great" and "what I would 
> change" with the PTK Team. PTK is very receptive to educator
> comments -- both the positive and not so positive -- so 
> let us know your reactions.
> In all, students asked over 20 >excellent< questions of Rob
> Manning, Wayne Lee, Donna Shirley, and Brian Muirhead.  We
> saw lots of kids featured via clips of the Planet Explorer
> Toolkit activity, the Egg Drop Activity, and the 
> Red Rover demonstration.  
> Congratulations to the P.E.T. Activity winners who were 
> named during the broadcast:
>         Elementary Level = Mellie Lewis class (MD)
>         Middle School = Mike Reynold's (MI)
>         High School = Janet Cook (CO)
> All P.E.T. participants are winners -- but we did promise to
> select one class per grade level -- these are the classes that
> over the duration of the P.E.T. contributed most effectively
> and productively.  Congrats to each of the winners who will
> receive a starter Red Rover, Red Rover kit.
> I also stopped by for Donna Shirley's web chat (as an observer) and
> found quite a bit of activity.  Lots of interesting questions
> were asked of Donna about her career, future plans, stresses of
> being a NASA engineer and Mission Manager.  Hope some of you also
> had a chance to participate.
> Thanks to Marilyn Wall for sharing her input on today's program.
> Looking forward to hearing >your< input, too.
> Jan Wee, moderator