Who can empower students’ voices? You can! Read the Entrsekt April 2016 article by Jennifer Snelling, “Empowering Student Voice: Students are now at the center of education transformation.” I truly believe this. As Glen Warren (Encinitas Union District Coordinator for Literacies, Outreach, and Libraries, VP of Government Relations for the California School Library Association, Chair of the Library Media Educator Network for CUE) says, “What matters to you (students) matters.”
At CUE in Palm Springs last month, I gave a talk as part of the CSLA Information Literacy Strand about students as social media content creators. (http://bit.ly/socialmediacontentcreators) The slide show is full of inspiring examples of students of all ages creating legitimate content on social media. We need to give students the opportunities to create content on social media, and we need to listen to students’ voices on social media and in real life.
Snelling credits ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) with doing a great job in listening to students.
Mentioned in the Snelling article:
Angela Maiers and Choose2Matter
Thank you Jennifer Snelling and entrsekt, for giving us some examples and inspiration on this vital issue.
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