Quite some time ago, I wrote a blog post wondering how the election might increase motivation levels in the classroom. And according to this story, it looks like my colleague Kathleen Kennedy Manzo has done my homework for me.
The story talks about new online and tech tools that are helping students become more engaged in the election process. Both parties in this election are tapping into students’ use of text messaging, online forums, and social networking sites to excite young voters and students, says the article.
The examples that Kathleen gives about how students are becoming involved in the election—by analyzing videos, using text-mapping tools, and others—are really interesting and definitely worth checking out. Also, the online resources students are using to analyze the candidates are good tools for anyone trying to make sense of the issues. Check it out.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.