Amran, I really like this topic that you chose. I never really thought about big businesses and the effect that they may have on small businesses. Although I have heard that small businesses are more friendly even though they may not have the same advantages as big businesses, they bring communities together more. Here’s a source that could be…[Read more]
Breyner, I really like this topic that you did. The reason being is because it feels that the government doesn’t seem to look into these type of issues closely and deeply. I really like how you approached this topic logic and reasoning and evidence to back up your claims. This article made me wonder how we can try and make this more open and have…[Read more]
Javier, I really like your topic and how well you explained it. It really is hard for the poor especially in a world today. They don’t have enough resources to get them out of the conditions that they’re in which leads them to the negative route. Crime and injustice acts. Keep up the good work with your future topics and articles. Here’s a article…[Read more]
Luis, I see what you are saying. I totally agree that the government is discriminatory towards Latinos that are immigrants. Also it is true that Latinos and other races in this country, don’t have the same opportunities to achieve goals that they want to. I really liked your article.
Sophie, I really like the topic that you chose and how you explored the different ways that we approach using the word love or how we feel about that word. I do agree with you that love is a choice and feeling because we do have the choice to love something or not to. This was a nice article.
I agree with what you are saying, Chidiogo. I think that having such access to technology can lead to unhealthy habits, as well as bullying over the internet. I think that if it can be used in moderation , as well as respectfully, then it can be used to our advantage, but it is incredibly dangerous to risk it.
I have also wondered about the effects of social media on kids in the future, and even on ourselves, as we are the first generation to experience the limitless world of social media. I agree with you, I think social media has a negative effect on kids. It prevents them from learning crucial social skills since all communication is online. I think you may find this article interesting, http://college.usatoday.com/2012/10/11/opinion-why-social-media-is-destroying-our-social-skills/. It is about social medias affect on our social skills. However, you were also persuasive in saying that it is also a great tool that connects people together from all around the world. I look forward to reading more from you Chidiogo!
I agree, many children are getting their hands technology when they are too young. This promotes children to stay indoors and stare at a screen all day. I am a student in high school and so my parents always tell me how they didn’t have technology when they were kids like we do now. An example could be me getting a phone when I was in seventh grade and my little sister got hers when she just got into fourth, this shows that as time goes on younger and younger generations are being introduced to technology. Today it is not uncommon to see toddlers watching their parents phones in your everyday stores. By introducing children to technology so young they will grow used to communicating through a text message rather than face-to-face. Thank you for your insightful post.
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.