Students 2.0 is making history today on the Internet. Student 2.0 is a global edublog that is administered, designed, edited, and written by a global mix of students of varying ages, interests, voices, and points of view. The blog is an attempt to give students a voice in where the future of education is headed. Students 2.0 forms a team of students from across the globe with one central aspect of their writings: quality student writing, full-voiced and engaging, about education.
Today, students want to speak up and let themselves be heard. The authors of Students 2.0 like to contribute their thoughts and insightful perspectives with the objective to better the world of education. They want to invite their adult partners in education to treat their posts as they treat all others: as serious writing, as invitations to their readers to listen, reflect, agree, disagree, extend ideas – and above all, to create new possibilities, understandings, and insights in education. I think this is an excellent idea. We could learn a lot from the students as well.
The power of Web 2.0 technologies makes it easier for students to get involved in their education, contribute their ideas and thoughts, and discuss serious matters with their teachers and school administrators. I think we enter a new era of education. Are we (teachers, educators, and school administrators) willing to listen to our students? To learn more about Students 2.0, you can visit the Student 2.0 site and read the students’ posts.