In today’s society it is safe to say that mostly everyone thinks that video games is a waste of time and is bad for you. Yes, video games can get in the way of precious time, but also it is not always bad or u
I am intrigued by your post because it discusses about how women’s equality have gotten better. It’s great how you discussed how only the major components have gotten by but the minor ones haven’t. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “Feminist are not people who believe women are better than men.” I think this is interesting…[Read more]
Your post reminds me of keeping myself in check when it comes to stress. I agree with the facts that stress is huge factor that affects our daily lives. I too get stressed out and the best way for me to deal with it is by letting it go at the gym. This post allows me and hopefully others to remind ourselves that we should not allow stress get to…[Read more]
Dear Olivia, I think this is interesting because in this world there are many opportunities or options that can make one happy. I liked the fact that you described how happiness is like a feeling that generates pleasure to your physical and mental features. I agree with the idea that the little things are considered to be one of the best way to…[Read more]
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.