Updated: OK, so I'm sitting here at my desk working on tomorrow's lecture when all of a sudden my speakers come alive with a health care rally from the White House. This morning I posted what I thought was an embedded video ad of NASCAR guys promoting the president's speech to school kids tomorrow. Apparently, however, the White House feed goes through the same portal...or something, because out it came. That's why I took it down this afternoon.
This from the White House:
Help get America’s students engaged! On Tuesday, September 8 — the first day of school for many students — the President will talk directly to students across the country on the importance of taking responsibility for their education, challenging them to set goals and do everything they can to succeed. We want to make sure that as many schools and classrooms nationwide can participate in this special opportunity, so we are making the President’s address and all the information that comes with it available as widely as possible. Whether you are a teacher, a school board member, or a member of the media, find information below to help you watch and be engaged with the President in welcoming our students back to school.
•Tuesday, September 8th, at 12:00 PM (EDT)
How to Watch
•The President's message will be streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov/live, and broadcast live on
•Downloadable video of the speech will be made available on this page later that day as it becomes available
Classroom Engagement Resources
•Menu of classroom activities for students in grades preK-6 to stimulate discussion on the importance of education in students’ lives
•Menu of classroom activities for students in grades 7-12 to stimulate discussion on the importance of education in students’ lives
•A video contest for students will be launched soon - details will be available here.
Watch the video of Damon Weaver from the KEC TV News Team out of Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary breaking the big news about President Obama’s plan to address students across the country on September 8th: