K-12, Writing

Writing for Change Challenge

Adobe for Education and Wakelet are co-sponsoring a “Writing for Change Challenge” that runs from November 2nd through December 4th. To participate, teachers will guide students to develop responses in Adobe Spark to any of the ten challenges that are based on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The challenges include questions such as, “Should we have to wear bicycle helmets?” and, “Should homework be replaced by acts of kindness?” When the student products are ready, the teachers share their work through Wakelet links to publish them. (Videos that describe the process for writing and publishing are available on the home page for the challenge.)

I’ve embedded a video overview of the challenge below (or you can see it here.)

From what I could find, there are no age limits for the challenge. There are also no financial awards. Certificates and badges will be awarded, and there is potential to have your school admitted to the “Wakelet Writing Guild,” where student work will be showcased worldwide.

For more ideas on teaching with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, see this post on The Unit Planning Game or this one on ALA Art Drop Day.

Image by Tanapat Pootthanon from Pixabay

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