Last Thursday, I officially opened the 2007 Kids Congress. This dynamic event is held every two years and is an opportunity for students from more than 55 primary and secondary schools to come together to develop a social justice campaign using technology.
I started out by thanking kids for their approach to learning. They were excited about sharing and developing their ideas using contemporary technologies.
It was terrific to watch primary students teaching others about podcasting and graphic tablets. Initiatives such as Kids Congress empower students and provide opportunities for authentic and purposeful learning.
Connected, engaged and inspired by relational technologies, these future leaders will be entrusted to work collaboratively locally and globally to find solutions to global challenges such as climate change and poverty.