When this project was first started, our group decided that our goal should ultimately be to have people understand that littering is a big problem, and thus decrease the amount of times people littered, both in
Above is a video I made about littering in the New York City subway system. Littering is a giant problem all over the world, presenting dangers both to humans and to wildlife. Its impact on humans is very
Dear Jessica, I am impressed with the amount of research you put in to your blog post, because it supports all the information you are including to prove your point is correct. A well-researched fact makes your opinion stronger, and you clearly have taken this into consideration by finding a great amount of evidence for your topic. I was…[Read more]
“The Fairies” is a fairy tale collected by Charles Perrault. It is about a girl who receives the gift of having jewels fall out of her mouth after giving water to a beggar disguised as a fairy. Her sister is
While creating this animation, I went through a series of steps that helped make it as good as possible. First, before I even started working on this project, I created a few simple animations on Scratch (the
This is a youth-powered publishing platform 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.
There are over 8,000 posts and over 13,000 comments by young people on the site on topics as diverse as the American Dream, Shakespeare, and sports as well as original poems and stories.
Youth Voices is a platform for youth to write about their interests, both in school and outside of school: what they are reading, what their hobbies or future careers might be, what they enjoy in their spare time. Like all of us, students follow our national leadership and form opinions. They are also welcome to write about those topics as well.
Youth Voices is fully non-partisan and welcomes youth of all types, from all regions, and with all viewpoints. Educators support youth in writing and thoughtfully responding to each other through the use of commenting guides, using tags to show common interests, playlists to support self-guided inquiry; opinions expressed by writers are their own.
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.