The bad things kids (and adults, too) do with technology seem to get a ton of press. Kids “hacking” their school devices, playing games instead of doing learning activities, going to inappropriate sites, intentionally damaging equipment…
So it was quite refreshing to find a post called “14 Ways People Showed Love Online This Year” (but, then again, what would you expect from a blog called A Platform For Good?!).
Besides, it's Valentines Day, and it's nice to remember that love isn't reserved for our partners and our families, but is also represented by how we show care for others.
So take a few minutes to explore this article.
And maybe think about:
- How might we shift focus in the public from kids being bad (especially with technology), to how they can also be very, very good?
- How do these examples give us ideas for our own classrooms?
- How can we engage students in academic content, while they get to contribute to something they find to be of social significance?
- How else might we leverage technology to show love and care for others?
Happy Valentines Day!