These Brazilian kids are not going to let celebrities get away with bad grammar. Started by a school called Red Balloon, this brilliant initiative allows kids to pick out mistakes from mostly American celebrity tweets, and ask them to politely tell the celebrities what’s wrong. (Admit it, they’re so cute).
Here’s one example:
More details from BuzzFeed. But you can read the original source of this article here.
I was driving my kids to a popular mall for lunch when I overheard them talking in Filipino. (But for the purposes of this blog, I’m roughly translating them into English).
Natasha (my 11-year-old daughter): You don’t know news if you’re not on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. She was talking to my younger daughter Fiona.
Natasha: Because you find news on social networks.
Yesterday, I asked my students what is news. I got typical answers: News is a rendition of facts. It’s about what’s happening. It’s a straight-forward account of events. Etc. I also asked them where do they get their dose of news. Some answered: newspaper, the Internet.
As my little short story shows, kids today find news on social networks. My daughter Natasha is on Facebook more than 8 hours a day (I’m partly to be blamed because I gave her my older iPhone). She craves wi-fi. She cringes when there’s no Internet. She writes her own fan fiction. She’s your typical kid who actually is bathing in information. They get their news everyday from social networks.