I don’t think that this is an issue that needs much direct education upon it. I think learning about the complexities of mental health and educating people about that is more valid than focusing on horrific actions taken by disturbed individuals. This is just a roundabout way of saying that you should think about your project as being a way to talk about mental health in its most extreme and how people can help to stop these atrocities from happening. I think that you did a good job on your project, but I think that you need to really think about how this comes off and how people need to be educated on the why, not the how people do these things.
I am happy about your poem, “get up” because it talks about saving the society. It tells us to make the world better and to not trash it like we are doing.To me the main message of your poem is to keep the society safe. I know this because in your poem you say that we are destroying the environment..One line that stands out for me is,…[Read more]
Congratulation you have decided to comment on this vlog. One thing i liked about your comment is how you appreciated my math skills. I really liked how you addressed that I did a good job. I would ask questions if I had some but this vlog is more irelevant than other blogs about rape or human trafficking or something like…[Read more]
I find this blog to be amazing and very informative. I believe that this is one of the best blogs i have ever read in my life. I like how you interviewed people with personal experience to make this blog better. I also like how you gave reasons of how it can affect positively and negatively.keep up the great work.
I really like your blog about why people are moving out of their home. I like how this blog is divided in 3 parts so that we have more info on this topic. I like your concluding paragraph and it makes me think more about this topic and it makes me think that there is more to be done. Great blog, keep it up.
You did a great job incorporating different ethnic backgrounds for how our community is a community of color and how many people of color don't feel safe. When you gave this example, “For example, in my class there is around 30 people, and ten out of those 30 don’t feel safe in their community meaning that 1 third of the children don’t feel safe in their community.” It showed how a small amount of students in the classroom don't feel safe. That's also a big problem because students don't learn as much when they are concerned about their safety everyday when walking into class. Great job.
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Congratulation you have decided to comment on this vlog. One thing i liked about your comment is how you appreciated my math skills. I really liked how you addressed that I did a good job. I would ask questions if I had some but this vlog is more irelevant than other blogs about rape or human trafficking or something like that.
Diego Rivera Soto
Your is outstanding. I like the part when you compared oakland to gun violence. The fact that you chose to write about gun violence shows how you care about it. I also like how you started with the prologue of romeo and juliet it was good. I like how there is a lot of detail in this poem. Keep up the good work.
Thank you so much for sharing your poetry. A line that stood out to me was ¨ We might not resurrect like phoenixes But we do show how oppression is worse than any war.¨ because I really enjoyed how powerful this line was. A connection i made to your poem is how hard it is when young people to be depressed. Your poem also really reminded me of the tragedy of suicide in this time. Thank you so much for writing and I look forward to reading your next post.
I really like how you expressed you poem here it really shows what people might think when they think about suicide. It really shows that you gave thought onto this common problem that is out there. I like when you said that “people commit suicides because of love and because of depression” it shows how strong your poem is some parts were you could improve is to add more details you had good ones but I think you could of added even better ones. Hope you keep it up!
I am amazed with the work on your box. I think that your work really reflects on what you did. I like how there’s a lot of images and color. I think that the inside of your box really shows who you are. I think that your box really represents and lets people see what you believe and who you are. Keep up the good work.
I am pleased to see your shadow box because it looks great. The boxe’s color looks great and what is inside is just awesome. I like how you put those characters of dragon ball in the box, i personally like dragon ball so it’s nice to see someone is putting some dragon ball on theirs. I think that this shadow box is great and that you…[Read more]
This is my Shabox Box. What exactly is a Shadow Box? A Shadow Box is a box filled with your counter narratives countering the dominant narratives. A dominant narrative is something written by biased white people
I like how you add a model of a Nintendo Switch and a Fire powered Mario toy to show that you are a big fan of nintendo and its games and you are a very big nerd of nintendo for god’s sake. But I like how you add the american flag to show your nationality but why didn’t you put a mexican flag for your ethnicity and race? Also I like how put the pokemon field and logo. Thank You for your time.
I appreciate you sharing this with us! My name is Marielle Lacanlale and I am a student at San Jose State University. I noticed that you wrote about your favorite anime, Pokémon, and how PETA is against that. From my personal understanding, I know that PETA is works towards the ethical treatment of animals. I would like to ask you more about what you know about the topic of PETA and Pokémon. What are your thoughts about PETA and their opinions towards your favorite anime?
Thank you so much for your time and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day. Hope to hear from you soon!
Hi Diego, I love what you shared in your shadow box!! My name is Tahdaja and I am a student at San Jose State University. I see you wrote about PETA and I actually do not know much about it. I would like to learn more about this topic since it does have an impact on you. I would also like to know more about your favorite anime! Thank you for your time and sharing information about yourself!!
I am amazed of your shadow box because it has a lot of detail. Also, because it has a lot of color and symbols. One part of your art that stands out to me is the amount of detail are in the logos. I think that what is in the box does represents you. Thank you for your shadow box. This art piece looks great and I hope you made it with…[Read more]
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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.
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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.