Blog #3

Using digital tools to make a difference

What can children do to make a difference in today’s world? Realistically there is not much that they, themselves can do. They can do fundraisers and that sort of thing but realistically their parents and parents friends are paying for that, so there is not much that just the child can do on their own. Well, even as an adult the best they can do is serve food at a homeless shelter or donate food products. But, many children have been getting into whats been called “clicktivism” they can draw attention to issues that they find important. There are things that children are getting behind such as the Ryan’s Well Project where a first grader realized that many places do not get clean drinking water like we do here so he (with some help from an adult of course) has a website now that takes donations, and with all the money that he has raised he has now been able to create more than 700 wells. There are many other projects like these that children are getting behind to make a difference in their world today.

Q1. What is your opinion of the issue in the article? Agree or disagree? Why?

I am going to have to agree with this article. As long as the student/ child is teamed up with a parent of some sort to get things rolling, it sounds like a great idea. What other ways can children get their issues across? Because realistically most parents or grown ups are not going to listen to them too much about these kinds of issues. With the impact of technology in today’s world, it is a perfect opportunity for children to get out there and spread their message of what they want to be changed, and even get lots of support for it. With all of the different websites and organizations like this there is always something out there for the children to do, and to get involved in.

Q2. How will the issue help or hinder student learning?

Realistically i would hope that this issue would help my students in their learning because they now would want to learn more, so they can do more with these organizations. The students will now want to Learn more so when they are older they know better ways to get this issue out there in the real world. A little education goes a long way, and so does begin able to know that your doing something good for this world already, at such a young age.

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