Today, I discovered Youth Noise when I was looking for an avenue through which my Social Studies students could express and share their opinions on a variety of public policy issues. Youth Noise is a nice web 2.0 resource for high school students and teachers. Youth Noise allows users to create profiles, find information about current world events, and voice opinions on current issues.
Application for Education
Youth Noise incorporates a model students with which students are already familiar, social networking profile, into a platform for political expression. Students can create videos to speak out on just about any public opinion topic. Youth Noise hosts discussion forums and debates through which students can participate in discussion with their peers.