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ERIC Number: EJ918908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1082-5754
Helping Students Express Their Passion
Mann, Michelle
Learning & Leading with Technology, v38 n6 p10-15 Mar-Apr 2011
Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is a global educational program sponsored by the Adobe Foundation, the philanthropic arm of software maker Adobe. The education-based initiative teaches underserved kids aged 13-18 how to use digital media to comment on their world, share ideas, and take action on the social issues that are important to them. The AYV mission is to help students "create with purpose" and spark a dialogue for change around the world by harnessing the energy and insight of young people. For years, Adobe has worked closely with educators and community organizations around the world to find out how technology can motivate and empower students to participate more actively in their own education. AYV and its partners are trying to achieve just that by helping educators use digital media to breathe new life into lessons about communication, team collaboration, narrative, analysis, and writing. Today, education is as important as ever in contributing to individual and global well-being. A focus on giving students more opportunities to learn and expand their skills is essential for success in today's global markets. There is ample reason to be optimistic. Many positive, technology-based initiatives, such as AYV, are showing how education can evolve to reach more young people, engage them, and send them on their way to more successful, fulfilling lives.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom