Technology Giants Come Together to Form a Platform For Good

WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY TO TEACHERS: With the rise of Khan Academy, Educreations, ShowMe, Mathtrain.TV, and a four letter acronym that begins with 'M' and ends with 'C' (keeping it on ice as promised), there's no shortage of teacher-to-student and peer-to-peer video instruction. Yet it seems A Platform For Good has found a new niche: student-to-teacher/parent instruction. Branding itself as a place for "parents, teachers and teens to connect, share, and do good online," PFG hopes to seed the conversation around digital interaction by "giving teens the ability to engage and teach their peers, family members and educators."

The effort is spearheaded by the Family Online Safety Institute and backed by the MacArthur Foundation and a myriad of major tech players. The site resources are a bit sparse for the time being, but this Teach Teachers Tech video series from 14-year old Adora Svitak will surely leave you with some ideas on keeping students engaged.

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