There’s a relatively new blog up on edweek.org that showcases student work from a project called Students at the Center, which works in two New Orleans high schools. On the blog, co-directors Jim Randels and Kalamu ya Salaam give regular updates on what students in the project are up to and post the essays students write. This is a really great example of how educators have begun to use technology to motivate students and present their work in a different way.
The blog itself is an inspiring window into the lives of high school students living in New Orleans post-Katrina. Check it out.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Motivation Matters blog.