Pay It Forward to an Individual- Find a person who can use some help with something. Mow your neighbor's lawn, wash your parents' car, help an elderly person cross a busy street or load groceries in their car. Once you pay it forward to someone, tell them it is their turn to pay it forward to someone else. If you or your teacher purchaced a Pay It Forward bracelet, take it off and give it to the person you helped so they remember to do the same for someone else. You can do the same with the Pay it Forward cards, but if you did not get a bracelet or a card, you can simply just tell them to keep the chain going. For more ideas on how you can pay it forward you can click on the button above.
Pay It Forward to your Community- As a class, you will find a need in your community and think of a way to help. Your class can collect empty soda cans to recycle, and donate the money to a homeless shelter. You can start a community garden with your class and donate the fruits and vegitables to the needy families around your school. Or, your class can organize a food drive and make food baskets for needy families in your area. You can find more ideas by clicking on the button above.
Pay It Forward Globally- During this project you will be paired up with another student from another class, or another school, or another state, or maybe even from another country! You will be able to communicate and collaborate using a class blog on KidBlog.org. The both of you will do some research to find a need somewhere in the world. It can be anything from global warming to fighting child hunger in Africa. Once you and your partner decide which world need you will focus on, you will need to do further research to create a presentation in effort to raise awareness for that need. You will have to decide which presentation tool you and your partner feel the most comfortable with before you begin. There are some presentation tool tutorials available under the Tutorial page of this GLP.
Your teacher will set up a KidBlog account for your class where you will be able to collaborate with your partner. Once your teacher has set up an account for your class he/she will give you an access code so that you will be able to log in and start posting.Here, you will be able to get to know the students in your partnering class and collaborate on your presentations. You are also encouraged to post how you are paying it forward, reactions of people who you pay it forward to, and any reactions you may have towards this project. You can upload pictures that have to do with this project, or any other type of multimedia file that will assist you and your partner with collaboration on your project. Please make sure you read the Trust and Monitor Policy before you begin posting on KidBlog. Click the button below for more direct instructions on how to sign-up on KidBlog.org.
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