Our class was part of the Many Voices for Darfur Project, which brought together young people from around the world to press for peace and the end of genocide for the Darfur region of the Sudan in Africa. This was an amazing project. We wrote persuasive paragraphs about how to help the people of Darfur and then some of our students recorded their pieces for a podcast.
The 2008 Megaconference Jr has started. We’ll be presenting the Youth Radio project live from Butler Elementary School at around 2:00 pst. We hope lots of our YR community can view us at the Megaconference Jr site. We’ll keep updating you on events. Please jump in with comments. We’ll keep blogging the event throughout the day.
This Thursday, February 21, Mr. Faires’s class at Butler Elementary will be taking the Youth Radio project to a worldwide audience! Somewhere around 2:00 pst, we will be using a videoconferencing camera to connect to the Megaconference Jr., an international interactive videoconference by and for students. Click here to read more about the event.
What would you like us to tell the world about the Youth Radio project? Please let us know. Better yet, visit the Megaconference site on Thursday and watch our presentation. We’ll have a couple of students monitoring the Youth Radio blog throughout the day and during the presentation, so if you have questions or ideas you want to share, be sure to post a comment.
Here at the Norris School in Massachusetts, we have been studying the origins of the English Language and as part of our study, we created some new words that we would like to see in the dictionary. This was done as part of a wiki and a podcast project.
Students from Robbinsville, New Jersey started the school year retelling memorable moments in their lives. After several lessons on writing craft, the students wrote personal narratives using imagery, dialogue, and thoughts/emotions. The students have worked hard writing and revising; let us know what you think!