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Students encouraged to use iPads to craft stories to find their inner MLK Jr.

Added 01-18-21 09:31:01am EST - “Students in Las Vegas are being encouraged to use iPads to craft stories in which they see their potential to be inspired by MLK Jr.” - 9to5mac.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From 9to5mac.com: “MLK Jr. can inspire today's kids via iPad projects, says teacher - 9to5Mac”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Students in Las Vegas are being encouraged to use iPads to craft stories in which they see their potential to be inspired by MLK Jr.

Apple reports on the initiative as it uses the company’s home page to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Mike Lang, the elementary school technology teacher behind the project, said there are three elements to it, each with a different goal – beginning with persuading kids that they matter …

Lang initiated a three-part project with his kindergarten and first grade students to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and instill a sense of civic duty in them. “That’s the ultimate goal: We want people who are going to be informed, passionate, patriotic in the true sense of that word, and who are going to be empathetic.”

The first part of Lang’s project is designed to show kids that they are valuable, using children’s book author Christian Robinson’s You Matter as a starting point for self-reflection. “Kids have to have a level of self-esteem to believe that their point of view matters, their story matters, their opinions matter, and their ideas matter,” he says. “It’s important for students to understand they have inherent power just because they are themselves.”

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