Newz Crew

[NC] Report on E-participation Released 

Napier University has released a report on e-participation practices, based on case studies. This report entitled "Existing E-Participation Practices with Relevance to WEB.DEP" prepared for the WEB.DEP Consortium.

Read more details here or download the report here.

Read the analysis annex document here or download it here.

[nc] Newz Crew Program Visits DC! 

Every year, GK's Newz Crew afterschool program visits its partners at the Newshour with Jim Lehrer in an annual DC trip. This year, one of the teens, Anthony, was so inspired by the trip that he decided he wanted to blog about it here on the GK blog. Enjoy!

Newz Crew on the famous Newshour set

[press] Global Kids' Digital Leadership for the Real World 

Global Kids' work online was featured in this Cable in the Classroom article regarding "sites to excite leadership potential in and beyond the classroom.".

Digital Leadership for the Real World
Through after-school programs and web resources—from youth-led dialogues to virtual worlds—Global Kids’ online leadership director Barry Joseph works to create experiential models with global issues to help develop youth leadership. Here, he gives tips for finding, using, and expanding on digital media for youth-engagement lessons.

What skills are you trying to encourage?
We want youth to be able to learn that education isn’t something that other people give to them, but is something they get to be in charge of. It’s not a burden, but it’s actually something that opens opportunities in their life and can be fun.

[dmya/p4k/sl/nc/vvp] The First OLP Symposium 

On April 5th, 2007, thirty Global Kids leaders from five different Online Leadership Programs met each other for the first time at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens for the OLP Symposium. The teens toured the museum, presented the work from their programs, and participated in a panel for a Q&A.

The Playing 4 Keeps program began the day meeting with students and faculty at Parson's school of Design and Technology.

All of the students then met for lunch and then went to the museum. While the machinima students went to work on their final videos, the other programs - Newz Crew, Playing 4 Keeps, the Digital Media Youth Advisory, and GK in Second Life - went on tours of the Museum of the Moving Image, which hosted us for the day.

The students then gathered in the museums to show off the work from their projects.

Newz Crew
Anthony & Naama

Playing 4 Keeps
Syndie and Vladimyr

[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion: On Cell Phone Use in Schools 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 90: Newz Flash - Telling Tales Out of School, on YouTube.



Do you think students should be allowed to have recording devices or cell phone cameras in class? Why do you think teachers and schools are so concerned about videos from class being posted on the internet?












Sarac

12:22am Dec 16, 2006 EST

[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion: On Technology in the Classroom 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 86: Electronic Devices In School.



What do you think about electronic devices being in schools?












roycee00

08:13pm Nov 16, 2006 EST

[podcast] MediaSnackers Podcast Features Global Kids 

We were delighted recently to be featured on the podcast MediaSnackers, a wonderful series that focuses on innovative new media producers for a free-form ten minutes or so interview. They describe themselves as "a site/weblog/project/call to action for people interested in how young people consume and create media across the globe." This is a lovely piece that allowed us not just to give an overview of our programs but explore some of the larger implications of our work.

Listen to it here.

[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion: MySpace Launches Voter-Registration Plan. 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 82: MySpace Launches Voter-Registration Plan.



Let us know what you think of this article by leaving comments.













KGAH725

11:04pm Sep 27, 2006 EST

[NC] GK Announces Special 9.11 Project with PBS' ONLINE NEWSHOUR 

PBS' ONLINE NEWSHOUR TEAMS WITH GLOBAL KIDS
TO REVEAL STUDENT PERSPECTIVES
ON THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS, FIVE YEARS LATER


On Monday, August 28, 2006, the Online NewsHour, the Web site of PBS' The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and Global Kids, a New York City-based educational organization that educates youth about international issues, will launch "Five Years After - A September 11 Youth Circle" at http://www.newzcrew.org.

Based on the popularity of and respect for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Newz Crew, a partnership of the Online NewsHour and Global Kids, "Five Years After" is expected to be the premier discussion forum about September 11 for high school students.

The forum will allow high school students to constructively discuss how the attacks of September 11 have affected their lives, their communities and their perspectives on world affairs using background information from the archives of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.

Students can participate in the September 11 discussions until Monday, September 25, 2006. Adults can view the discussions without registering.

[NC] Newz Crew Featured Discussion: Violent Video Games! 

In collaboration with the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Global Kids has launched Newz Crew, a site where teens from around the world engage in rich online dialogues related to current events, public policy issues and digital media.



Below is a featured discussion from current dialogues happening on the site. Check it out!



This feature is taken from Newz Crew, Group 75:Violent Video Games!.













Onex4xJesus

01:58pm Jul 9, 2006 EST

Hey Gerrit. No, violent video games have nothing to do with todays violence amongst teens. Maybe the ones who aren't right in the head are affected though...