Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label charity. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

EduTecher's Change the World Challenge

Adam Bellow at EduTecher is currently running a nice charitable event through his site. Through November 25, Adam will donate one cent for every unique visitor to EduTecher. Then in the week following November 25, all of the money will be donated to a charity selected by a reader vote on EduTecher. Watch the video below to learn more.

On a related note, Adam and I are working on a collaborative project that I think a lot of readers will like.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Youth Noise - Find, Explore, and Network a Cause

Youth Noise is a nice web 2.0 resource for high school students to explore charitable causes and lend support to causes. Youth Noise allows users to create profiles, find information about current world events, and voice opinions on current issues. Some of the causes student can explore and support include animal rights, education, government, tolerance, and poverty.

Learn more about Youth Noise in the short video below.

Application for Education
Youth Noise uses elements of social networking to introduce students to social and political expression.
Youth Noise hosts discussion forums and debates through which students can participate in discussion with their peers. These forums could be a good way for students to share ideas about how to act locally to address the global issues that matter to them. For example, two years ago I had a student that was very passionate about animal rights issues. For her senior community service project she tried to raise money for a local animal shelter, she could have joined the Youth Noise forums to talk with other teens about ideas for raising moeny for animal shelters.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scenes From a Ruined Boulevard - Interactive Photo Essay

The New York Times has an interactive photo essay about post-earthquake Haiti. Scenes From a Ruined Boulevard is a long series of photos taken on a quarter-mile stretch
of Boulevard Jean-Jacques Dessalines
. Boulevard Jean-Jacques Dessalines is one of the busiest streets in Port-au-Prince. Strung together the images give viewers a good sense of the destruction caused by the earthquake in Haiti. Viewers can explore the images by using a horizontal scroll bar or by selecting one of the five chapters. Scenes From a Ruined Boulevard provides some text in the photo essay to help explain what is recorded in the images.

Applications for Education
In my school all seniors are required to do some type of public service project before graduation. Some of our students are doing fundraisers for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Those students could share with others a visual reference, like Scenes From a Ruined Boulevard, to raise awareness of the need for aid.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Buy a Coffee and Send a Kid to Summer Camp

I generally don't write about products that are for sale, but in this case I'm making an exception. Today, June 3 is Tim Hortons Camp Day. Across the US and Canada every Tim Hortons store is donating all of the profits from coffee sales to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation to send kids to summer camp. If you went to summer camp, as I did, you know what a great experience it can be. So if you're a coffee drinker, consider buying a cup at Tim Hortons today and help send a kid to summer camp. You can read more about Tim Hortons Camp Day here.