All teachers should use this tool, because politics affects every subject matter. It is essential that students understand that people voting effects everyone. Their vote affects everyone
San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2007
Finally a way to get my students excited about politics. Designed by a teacher, pickRpres.com gives educators and students a way to not only learn about the presidential candidates, but interact with each other as well. With up to the minute updates from every candidate's RSS and video feeds, the user will always have the most current unbiased written and video information about every candidate.
The interaction of pickRpres.com comes when the user creates an account and has the ability to post comments, vote for candidates, and monitor the candidate's progress. With six easy questions your student can have their voice heard by the world. The student will be able to vote for the candidate he or she supports and see their vote will have immediate impact on the totals of her candidate as votes are counted in real-time and updated immediately. Another great option is the commentary section. Students will be able to sound off about anything to do with the campaigns. They can post concerns, comments, insights, and interact with others that may have similar or conflicting points of view. Students will now have a voice and as an educator you can track their understandings.
Currently pickRpres.com is being used by multiple teachers in the Garden Grove Unified School District with positive results. Not only are the Social Science teachers using the site, but other content areas as well. "All teachers should use this tool, because politics affects every subject matter. It is essential that students understand that people voting effects everyone. Their vote affects everyone"; states Jacob Ellingson, an English teacher at Los Amigos High School. "I have my students create an account and email me their username; then I can go on and find their comments and votes and use the site to assess if my students understand the public document statements made by the politicians and can follow verbal cues of the politicians in their videos. Having those video feeds is invaluable. It saves me hours going out and looking for these clips on my own. The best part is that the site is easy to make lessons around that fall into the California State Teaching Standards."
Students will continue to be excited by the interactivity of this site as pickRpres.com's sister site pickRset.com will team up to have musicians and celebrities alike vote and comment on the candidates and issues they support. The student can now feel that they have a connection with some of their favorite bands and actors as they each express and explore their concerns and hopes for America's future.
We tell our students that voting is important; now you can show them how to become informed before they go.
Chris Siglin, director of marketing
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