January 10, 2010
(Page re-directed from our cancelled show on Dec. 20, 2009)


Show #: 119

GUEST: Karin Muller

SKYPE:

Show Host Skype Names:
Sharon (eebee1)
Cheri (drctedd)
Peggy (pgeorge1)



WOWS to be delicioused:

Our delicious tag for tonight: (use this format-year,month,date-no spaces: wow3_20090324)
wow2_20100110

Karin Muller:

Sharon: http://techhappy.wordpress.com/2009/12/21/60-educational-game-sites-that-you%E2%80%99ve-probably-never-seen/, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/digitalnation/participate/?p=4933 (building on Peggy's Digital Nation - and our guest tonight!), http://www.educause.edu/Resources/7ThingsYouShouldKnowAboutNextG/194558

Cheri:

Peggy:
http://www.pbs.org/frontline/digitalnation
In Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier, airing Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10:30 P.M. ET on PBS (check local listings), FRONTLINE presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world. Continuing a line of investigation she began with the 2008 FRONTLINE report //Growing Up Online//, award-winning producer Rachel Dretzin embarks on a journey to understand the implications of living in a world consumed by technology and the impact that this constant connectivity may have on future generations.



Karin Muller Sites:
Karin Muller and Take2
http://take2videos.org/
Students' View = http://take2videos.ning.com/

Website: http://take2videos.org/
Karin Muller has produced several major documentary series for National Geographic and PBS: Along the Inca Road, a seven-month odyssey into the heart of the ancient Inca Empire; Japanland, a four-hour series on traditional Japan;and Hitchhiking Vietnam. She has authored three books that have been widely reviewed and translated into eight languages and is a regular on the professional lecture circuit as an expert on Japan, Vietnam, Peru and Tanzania. Karin graduated Williams College Magna Cum Laude with a degree in economics and has run Firelight Productions, Inc, a successful media production company, since 1999. Over the past two years Karin has filmed undercover in Cuba and most recently spent three months documenting the war in Chad and genocide in Sudan. Currently, Karin Muller is handling all day-to-day business as well as field production for Take 2.

For examples of prior work, please go to:
http://www.japanlandjourney.com
http://www./pbs.org/hitchhikingvietnam
http://pdngallery.com/cobrand/nikonnet/ontheroad/karin_muller/
For books and DVDs of Karin's documentary series, go to:
http://www.japanlandonline.com
What We Do
Each year Take 2 shoots 2-3 months of high-definition footage in a different conflict region, creates extensive supporting and background documentation, and then licenses the package free of charge to qualified educational institutions throughout North America and Europe. Participating schools will complete one small task to help grow Take 2’s infrastructure and undertake at least one advocacy event using their projects.



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Who We are
Take 2: The Student's Point of View is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young people to become global citizens through the use of digital media, and to support young people in educating a broader public through their creative products.



Questions for (Guest):

We've had Karin on our show in the past. Let's quickly revisit Take2 Videos, its origins and where it is at now.

Can you describe some of the schools participating this year?

What worked last year and what are you doing differently this year?

How can people participate?