Thursday, 5 January 2017

The Biggest Ever Big Question

Monday 16th January 2017 is a special day to many. It is Martin Luther King Day. Children all over the world are going to be answering a special Big Question to commemorate it. A question posed by SOLE creator, Professor Sugata Mitra:

“How is a massively connected world different to the one we have now and different to the one Dr King was in 50 years ago?"

This means that for the first time ever, you/your students will be able to answer the same Big Question, on the same day as many other groups across five continents. Freedom City 2017 will also be collecting responses to the question across Facebook and Twitter. The event is very exciting and it will be so interesting to see the differences between answers.

The organisers explain that the Big Question can be answered 'wherever and however you like - using words, images, videos, technology, performance, artwork or anything else you can think of!'

It's a perfect project to try out the Thinking Kit Creator with. Using this tool (which has a 30 day free trial), students could create a free iPad activity about the Big Question, ready for others to use. Alternatively, it could be used as more of a 'presentation tool' to showcase their answer to others around the world. All they need to do is add images and text and the tool transforms this information into an activity that can then be downloaded free, within the free app. This can be used anywhere in the world.

Whatever you decide to do, if you'd like to share it with others and join the global conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtags #FreedomCity2017 or #SOLE.

We'll see you on the 16th!

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