Is School Enough?
This program is a transmedia project that illuminates how young people are leveraging digital media to learn, explore interests, connect with others and change the world around them. Designed for parents and educators, the program and destination website acknowledge the persistent generation gap in how many adults view online participation, and demonstrates the full range of opportunities that digital practices can afford today's learners. Is School Enough? highlights stories of students employing cutting-edge technology to integrate into a new culture following emigration; tap into a Harry Potter-based social network to build public awareness about difficult social issues; reignite a love for reading and writing via an online Twilight fan fiction community, and more. Rather than focusing on the potential risks of kids' digital use, the program empowers parents and educators to seize the benefits that today's new media offer their children: self- realization based on interests, collective problem- solving through shared purpose, and greater civic and social engagement. Most importantly, it shows how caring adults can transform and energize schools, communities and homes by encouraging -- and enabling -- digital literacy.
Vermont transplant and Guster frontman Ryan Miller seeks out far-fetched friends across the state! Available exclusively online.