Last week, students across the country discussed the effectiveness of longer prison sentences in our #DoNow3Strikes post. We asked students Do lengthy prison sentences help deter crime? Should voters or legislators be part of determining prison sentences?
Last week, students from all over the nation debated about Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) through the KQED Do Now project. They were asked if health care should be a basic human right, and whether all people, regardless of wealth, should have access to quality health care. Amongst young folks, the discussion went back and forth on the issue. We received over 1,500 responses from students. Many chose to articulate their ideas through the representation of an internet meme.
Are you attending the CUE Annual Conference in Palm Springs March 14-16? Swing by the KQED booth in the exhibit hall or join us at one of our Saturday sessions: Media Making: Bridging STEM and the Common Core Saturday March 16, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm San Jacinto, Renaissance Hotel Discover how media-making projects help students […]
Should there be a minimum wage? was last week’s question in our weekly Do Now. The issue addresses a few points: should there be one at all? Should the Federal Government raise the current minimum wage. Who would be affected by this? Students responded with insightful comments covering the full spectrum of this issue. Most […]
The virtual classroom is really catching on in the U.S. with more than two million K-12 students taking classes online as an alternative and flexible way of learning. In California, Governor Jerry Brown strongly supports this move away from the traditional classroom. He sees online college courses as a way to deal with the problem […]
Do Now #41 looks at President Obama’s first term and asks students to grade his performance. See the story below, at the top of our Storify Round-Up. View how students think about President Obama’s work in the White House and whether he has done well or what he could have done better.
This past school year, 50 eleventh- and twelfth-graders at San Francisco’s Burton High School started tweeting in class for the first time. Many were familiar with Twitter and some use it on a daily basis, but never for school. As in most instances, there’s a major disconnect between the role of social media in their […]