This reading is from Shakespeare’s Othello (5.2.397-406). These are some of Othello’s last words, an apology for what he did and a guideline as to how he believes he should be remembered. I usually talk in
I published a survey about the future of artificial intelligence for students from Judge Memorial and other high schools participating in Youth Voices. The majority of students have a positive viewpoint on the
I think your article is very interesting. Artificial intelligence is one of the most exciting advancements in technology that we have today. I think that in the near future, AI will play a huge role in our day to day lives and possibly even run the world!
Here is an interesting article that is very practical for our time:
The issue of gun control is obviously one of the most pressing today. I believe that we need stricter gun control laws. I see statistics comparing the US to other countries, and the numbers are staggering. All countries that have effective gun control laws have considerably less shootings, which makes sense. To me, no citizen should need an…[Read more]
I think that the issue of personal privacy versus national security is one of the most important today. Tech companies like Apple have access to all of our personal information, and it is continually getting more difficult to keep that information secure. The NSA incident makes me wonder how much information collected actually is a threat to…[Read more]
Two of the giants of the technology community, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, have differing opinions on the future of artificial intelligence. According to The Atlantic, Elon Musk claims that the development of
This is a really great poem Cole. Very relaxing and vivid. It reminds me of this website (explore.org) that has webcams of bears fishing for salmon in Alaska. Obviously the bears are hibernating right now, but it’s fun to watch in the warmer months. Great work, I look forward to more.
I am researching the future AI will have on the human workforce. Many people agree that AI will completely take over some industries, like you said. Human intelligence is still required for many jobs, something that AI is not close to replicating. One article I read interestingly said that humans and AI will work together in a “symbiotic” union.…[Read more]
Kevin, I really like your poem! It seems very professional. I think it really fits the character and theme of Don Quixote. The ending is very well structured. It reveals the surprise ending in a funny way, again following the characteristics of Don Quixote. I remember learning about his foolishness in Spanish class. Thank you and I look forward to…[Read more]
There is a common argument that with the rise of artificial intelligence, there will be a surge of unemployment. The Belfast Telegraph admits “that large areas of banking, accounting, legal services and other n
I agree that a base on the moon would be well worth the cost. It could open doorways for many new areas of space research. It is also the next logical step in the exploration of our solar system, providing a stepping stone for a trip to Mars. However, a project like that would be pretty expensive, and there would be a lot of opponents to the idea.…[Read more]
I agree with you that there are some things we should have memorized, and there are other things that are just a waste of time to remember. Education shouldn’t be so much about the ability to memorize as it is to learn. Have certain things memorized can be helpful, depending on the future you are pursuing. However, like your example of the…[Read more]
I think this debate has been a point of interest throughout our nation’s history. To me, 18 seems like a young age to have all the responsibilities as an adult. On the other hand however, it makes sense. By that time, most kids are off to college and need to gain the independence that turning 18 entails. Despite being a legal adult, 18 year olds…[Read more]
I definitely agree that professional athletes are over paid. However, their salary is reflective of how much revenue they bring to their team, sport, organization, etc. I had never considered the lack of insurance for professional players. You made good points that represent both sides of the argument.
No. Not in the doomsday, robots-running-the-world sense. A scenario in which a robot becomes self aware and takes revenge on the human race seems unlikely, at least not in the new future. However, artificial
Tyler, good work on the video. It was very informative and eye-opening. I wasn’t aware that gun violence was such a problem. It’s also depressing that the issue can be solved with education, but no steps are being taken in that direction. I hope that videos like this will change the future of Philadelphia and other cities, ending unnecessary gun…[Read more]
Good analysis of Big Brother’s constant observation of its people. I had not heard of kinesthetic imagery before. Orwell describes the movements of the telescreens, following the characters, in an ominous way. Do you think that our government has the ability to watch us like that of 1984?
It is discouraging that politics can impede the exploration of science. However, it might be the more practical option. Space travel is expensive, and a mission to Mars might not seem like the best allocation of resources. Faith is not lost though, as companies like SpaceX have put out exciting deadlines for Mars exploration. Either way, a trip to…[Read more]
Solar, hydroelectric, wind, and nuclear energy can provide power in cleaner ways than oil. Fossil fuels produce 93% of the world’s energy consumption, only 7% comes from renewable energy sources. With resources d
This post was very interesting to me, I had always assumed that our generation was indeed more promiscuous than my parents’. I guess that my parents just leave out all the bad things they did when recounting their childhoods. I wonder what the reason for the discrepancy between the generations is.
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.