eSchoolNews Special Report: Empowering the iGeneration — from by Ellie Ashford
Technology can help channel students’ drive to make a difference; here’s how.

Thanks to the democratizing power of technology, which lets anyone with an internet connection tap into resources from all over the globe, it’s now easier than ever for students to start their own companies or collaborate with peers to solve the world’s problems.

In fact, technology is empowering students in ways that earlier generations could only dream of. This trend has important implications for schools, which are under enormous pressure to engage students in ways that are relevant to the challenges of the 21st century.

Fortunately, a number of platforms exist to help educators harness students’ entrepreneurial spirit and their desire to make a difference in their world, and channel these in ways that advance the curriculum.