Friday, December 07, 2007

[TIPS] The Silent majority - STUDENTS!

Many thanks to Kristin Hokanson for sharing this with me. I missed it on Twitter. (Maybe there IS some positive stuff there.)

http://students2oh.org/

What is it? To give you an idea, their introductory video beings with the words, “Be Prepared. We wont’ be raising our hands any more.” Check this out:

Administered, designed, edited, and written by a global mix of students of varying ages, interests, voices, and points of view, Students 2.0 will feature content written by both staff writers and guest contributors. From Hawaii and Washington, from St. Louis and Chicago, from Vermont, New York, Scotland, Korea, and other points on the globe, these writings will be united in one central aspect: quality student writing, full-voiced and engaging, about education.

The moment for a student-centered edublogosphere has come. The staff at Students 2.0 invite their adult partners in education to treat their posts as they treat all others: as serious writing, as invitations to their readers to listen, reflect, agree, disagree, extend ideas - and above all, to create new possibilities, understandings, and insights in education.

You MUST visit this site and read the Who What Why and How sections. The site begins in earnest on Monday.

Do you understand what is happening here? What does this line mean to you, “Students 2.0 is challenge for leaders and teachers alike: are you willing to listen to students.” The power of the tools in the web is making this possible. They will do doubt open their doors on Monday to a standing room only crowd… er.. so to speak. I can’t wait to hear what they have to say.

Is this cool stuff or what?

Oh.. and for those for whom blogs and wikis and most of the web 2.0 tools are blocked in your school, I’m truly sorry. I guess your students will have to wait until they’re OUT of your school to get their education.

1 comment:

Arthus Erea said...

Thanks for the link!
I certainly can sympathize with those who have access blocked in school - I've got the same problem.

Fortunately, by continuing to speak out on issues from all fronts (teachers, admins, and now students) we will bring about change.