Hey Gabe, I really enjoy reading your post. I believe our voices is one of the most powerful tool that we have. Our voice can help people, or it could hurt people. Our voice allows us to communicate to people, and allows us to say our thoughts. I like how you state that our voice is so good and makes us who we are because this is very true. Our…[Read more]
Hey Ellie, I agree with your post that there should be a change in the gun control in America. There are way too many innocent people dying because of guns and like you stated earlier I agree that there really isn’t a need for semi-automatic guns or automatic guns. I think guns should be ban in general but I don’t think that is a possibly since…[Read more]
The technology boom that commence in the late 20th century and is now integrated as part of society in the 21st century introducing many important tools for communication, entertainment and productivity. These
Hey Regan, I really enjoyed your post about learning disabilities. I agree that schools/teachers do not help students who have learning disabilities, and these students are the students who are behind in class and need help. I like how you defined each different learning disabilities, and how you stated your solution that schools should…[Read more]
As technology advances, children spent less time going outside losing their creativity. Creativity is the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. With the
Christopher, I really enjoyed reading your article! This is something I’ve actually wondered about countless times. I mean in our society it’s so obvious that kids are overcome by technology. It’s crazy seeing infants who can’t even walk yet, already knowing how to use a phone. When I was a kid I wasn’t even confronted with so much technology until my 8th grade year. I agree with your evidence and discussions that technology has resulted in obesity in our country. Not only do we eat bad foods, but we do nothing physical to help our health. I think this is such an important thing to talk about because pretty soon our youth will be overrun by this technology. It’s important that we know how to return to our roots because I believe one day all this technology will disappear. I found this article you might enjoy reading (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/cris-rowan/technology-children-negative-impact_b_3343245.html) Keep writing!!
Christopher, your article was really interesting to read.The statistic provided by the US Center for Disease and Prevention is terrifying. I find it hard to believe that statistic. While our generation is definitely becoming increasingly addicted to cellphones and TVs, I don’t believe this is necessarily impeding our creativity. While yes, we are no longer as proactive as previous generations, teenagers are just using a different medium to express creativity today. Also, the lack of outdoors activities is not entirely the fault of technology as well. Schools used to require a certain amount of athletics during school time. It was a commonly recognized fact that exercise promoted intellectual growth. However, that no longer is the case because the education system has been pressured to remove these activities in favor of more classes, etc.
I think you’ll find this article interesting to look at: https://online.purdue.edu/ldt/learning-design-technology/resources/how-has-technology-changed-education
Hey Luis, I like your poem and your dedication to workout daily and every morning. It’s a good habit to maintain and will help you live longer. There are many positive effects for working out such as boosting your happiness level, improving energy, and sleeping better. I found an article that talks more about the benefits of exercise that you may…[Read more]
It’s Saturday afternoon, you text your friends your going to hangout with them in the evening. As soon as after you text them, you decide to open up Instagram just to scroll through your newsfeed, you get tired o
Hey Christopher! I loved reading about this topic. I believe that especially as Americans, we can see this addiction of technology all around us and even in ourselves sometimes. I do believe it’s true that we live in a time where our technology could lead us to great discoveries and innovations, but how easy will it be to stay on the right side of technology? I specifically think that technology right now is playing a big role in our education, both positively and negatively. Here’s an article that goes more into depth about technology in education: http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/277-role-of-technology-in-21st-century
Hello Christopher, I found your article interesting! Depending on who you ask, this problem is either critically irrelevant or negligible to our generation. While you did say that cellphones are making us “shallow thinkers”, I would like to argue another point. I find that technology and cellphones, especially, allow younger generations access to incredible amounts of information. As a result, we are shifting away from the traditional forms of research (finding a topic and expounding information predominantly from one source) and instead focuses on quantity over quality. While we do lack in-depth knowledge about any one topic, we often make up for it in the amount of supporting evidence from diverse sources and abstracts to support our information. Here is an article I think you would find interesting to read regarding your topic: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/07/is-google-making-us-stupid/306868/
This topic was very interesting to read as i have had this same question in my head. I would say technology does help and also hurt creativity. I personally think technology helps people learn about more things easier than reading books, it helps with people who can’t afford books and need free access to information. This article i read talk about the good and the bad about technology on the youth i think it’d be a good read for you https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-moment-youth/201211/generation-tech-the-good-bad-and-scary
Hello Quan, your poem is very deep and I really like it. You talk about the first day school and how different people are emotionally and physically. You also talk about standing up for yourself and not let society control you, which I fully support this. I believe everyone should do what they want and not let society or people discourage you from…[Read more]
Hey Thomas, I like your post about writing, and how important writing is to a human being. Writing is a very powerful tool and weapon, many say that writing is one of the most powerful weapon in the world. I like how you state “the act of writing in a consistent way opens up the human mind in ways that could never have been opened before” writing…[Read more]
I agree with your post, I believe that the wealthy should pay a majority of the taxes to help the less fortunate such as the lower class and most of the middle class. I like how you quote the article and state some statistic saying “the poorest 20 percent of Americans paid an average of 10.9 percent of their income in state and…[Read more]
I really like your goals in 20 years. I like how you describe what kind of cars you will have and what type of house you will be living in. It is good to set goals, and have a career as you get older which you chose computer engineering. Before you can achieve these goals, you need to take steps on how you want to get there, which is…[Read more]
It is more common to find people on their phones looking at social apps, playing games, or texting rather than communicating to others face to face. Today’s generation find it difficult to talk to people because i
Christopher, I agree that technology has an impact on the ability of kids to find a creative outlet. However, I don’t think that it is necessarily leading to a less creative society. Technology allows many people to find access to more resources that allow them to grow in creativity. I think that we as a society need to prioritize how much time we spend on electronics. When used too much, it hinders our ability to experience boredom and therefore have our own creative enlightenment. Here is an article that I think best describes an alternative viewpoint (https://www.forbes.com/sites/gregsatell/2014/01/27/how-technology-enhances-creativity/#5f7ce42c3f50).
Hey Erick, I hope you achieve this goal. If you put your mind into something it is possible. I like how you describe the scenery of the what you will be doing, in which you state what time you wake up, what you will do in the flight, and how you will end the day. Before you can reach these goals of becoming an NBA player, you have to take steps…[Read more]
Srihita, I found your post to be intriguing, I like how you address the idea of euthanasia and if it should be accepted in today’s society. Throughout each of your survey, you ask question about whether or not euthanasia should be approved and most people said yes, however they disagree with the idea that euthanasia should be used on kids. I don’t…[Read more]
Marvin, I like your article. I also communicate in different ways depending on who I am with and the location of the situation. The way I communicate in class is different from the way I communicate outside of school, such as with friends or with family members. Learning when is the right time to speak to one person, is an important skill to have.…[Read more]
Casey, I really enjoy your article. I am an immigrant who came to America to seek better life and I believe everyone else has the intention in doing the same. I like how you stated “citizenship is so hard to attain that many people don’t bother even trying to get it.” This is very true, most of the people trying to receive citizenship have a h…[Read more]
As a high school senior, in less than a year, I will be going to college. However, the cost of college and living in the dorms are expensive. Colleges prices keep increasing and many people, including myself, have
I really enjoyed your post because of how relatable it was for me. I feel the same way about the cost of college, it is a little bit pricey. As a high school senior, waiting to move out and follow his dreams. I feel moving away and going to college is the best choice but, wanting to go out of state is hard for most people to do. The cost is so high just to go out of state. without receiving any kind of financial aid this move may seem impossible. I think college prices should be a little bit lower and we should be given a better opportunity to go out of state. below I left a link of why some kids go to community colleges to get more financial money to be able to expand and go beyond where they desire. thank you for your post.
Hello Franciely, your post took me by surprise. I agree with one of your student, you do have a right to speak whatever language you want. One of America’s constitution is allowing free speech, therefore the teacher who was against you and your friends for speaking Spanish is wrong. I like how you stated that “I have the right to speak whatever…[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.