Oh my goodness, I feel a bit overwhelmed with all the components of this project. Excited and eager to get started, yes but also anxious about striking a healthy balance between our goals and student interest and
I like the idea of an overarching something but I am not sure a specific question might be – well, too specific. I wonder if this will feel a little too much like “regular school” to the summer kids. When we di
This is a youth-powered social network that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project.
We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It's easier for individual students to read and write about their own passions, to connect with other students, comment on each other's work, and create multimedia posts for each other. Further, it's been exciting for us to pool our knowledge about curriculum, connected learning, and digital literacies.
If being part of such a community makes sense to you, we invite you to join us. We welcome all youth and any teacher interested in having students publish online and participate in the give and take of a social network like Youth Voices.