I just finished drafting the 2008 Global Kids Year End Review, with a lot of help from my colleagues. It's remarkable listing all of the cool stuff that we did over the past twelve months with our scrappy little team of geeks and educators. Some of my personal favs:
- An AIDS orphan in Ugandan exchanges text messages from her cell phone with a dozen teenagers in Teen Second Life
- High school students conceive and produce a web-based game about local heroes during Hurricane Katrina
- Hundreds of young people across four virtual worlds watch Kofi Annan receive a major human rights award;
- Youth in Chicago and New York City collaborate online with paleotologists on a fossil dig in Tanzania
Read all about it here. It's been a really fun year and I'm looking forward to more cool projects in 2009!