I like how you emphasized the point of social media’s effect on people in their means of communication. We often overlook the changes in our vocabulary in correspondence with current trends on the internet, most notably those on social media. The changes are important to note becuase they cause a divide among generations and can lead to m…Read More
Paige, I liked how you mentioned that social media influencers are judged for who they may portray themselves online to be, rather than for who they truly. It is important to realize this happens everywhere; people are judged by their outside/ cover or who they let the world see them as, rather than for who they are on the inside.
Knowing only one side of a story can impact one’s thoughts, words, and behavior. Society has created a stereotype for women and men along with “attitudes of what defines masculinity and what defines femininity” (Person 4). Creating a gender...
Not all teen moms have the opportunity to finish school , so I see how this is important and a good thing for our society to regocnize. I agree that teen mothers need help recieving education opportunities and your ideas helped support your stance on the topic in a way that the reader can understand. I like how you used a specific example to show…Read More
This is a youth-powered social network and multimedia 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 10,000 posts and over 17,000 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.