Video Chat Impact
Video Chat Impact
by Tiffony Jacobs (Original Freedom Writer)
TIffony is an original Freedom Writer who frequently works with students in their schools and via video chat.
Technology is such an amazing thing. It moves and changes faster than children grow up. From the old days of the rotary phone to today’s Skype we have found amazing ways to communicate. I have been using Skype more often than ever because of the Freedom Writers Foundation’s dedication to reaching every classroom possible.
I’ve spoken to classrooms both nationally and internationally. The video chats are done by Ms. Gruwell or a Freedom Writer, like me, at the Freedom Writers Foundation in Long Beach, CA. Whether I’m speaking to one class or a whole auditorium, it’s amazing to be able to reach kids without the time and expense of travelling; although, it would be wonderful to visit and see everyone in person.
The response the Foundation is getting is incredible. Here are some quotes from teachers who have set up video chats for their students…
“My students really enjoyed the chat with Tiffony. One girl commented that, 'It was life-changing' for her.”
-Trisha A. Burke from Chamberlain High School
“I just want to let Tiffony know how much my students enjoyed the video conference. They were touched and moved by her story… One student said Tiffony was the strongest person she ever met. This was an amazing experience and Tiffony was the perfect choice to speak to the students. Her candid answers were appreciated. I was thrilled with the impact of the conversation."
-Mary Limbach from Reuther High School Teacher
The letters and cards from the students melt my heart. I’m so happy to know that we are making such a positive impact in an engaging and interactive way for students. If you or your school would like to schedule a video chat with me or any of the Freedom Writers please email Taylor@freedomwritersfoudation.org.
To watch Tiffony discuss the impact of Freedom Writer video chats please click here.