Amnesty International is a wonderful website that plugs students into international issues across the spectrum. It gives them options to effect people across the globe through different content areas. It connects them to projects that are already established as well as opportunities to volunteer in their local areas. There are many ways for students to give back through this website. There are places to donate, to shop for a cause, write for rights, follow a campaign, and to join a group. As a teacher, I would be able to incorporate content easily through this website, specifically in the write for a cause section. What I love about this site is that it connects students to issues that matter beyond the classroom while empowering them to make an impact.
The beauty of technology is that it enables us to communicate beyond the walls of our classroom. Making connections between curriculum to the local community and the global community enables critical thinking and authentic pedagogy to take place. Allowing students to participate in and endorse projects such as Compassion International or Chefs4Humanity force students to invest their energy, knowledge, and time into serving others. Not only does it promote service, but it also promotes applying and creating concepts based on the knowledge learned in the classroom.