Parkinson’s Research and Fake News

kira-auf-der-heide-328662-unsplash.jpgOver the next several weeks, I am going to share recent Capstone Project work from my Lights Academy seniors. These projects are the culmination effort of their Lights Academy work, where they have chosen a question to research and dug deep into the analog, digital, and human resources that can help answer their query.

I am proud of the effort of these students. I also am continuing to seek ways to hone and improve my leadership of these students, so feel free to share comments about these projects — what works, what doesn’t, future considerations, etc. — as you see fit. Here are my first two projects to share:

  • Road to Recovery: The Past, Present, and Future of Parkinson’s Treatments — by Yosheeb G. This is a topic which Yosheeb may wish to explore in greater depth in college. He will be attending Stanford and seeks to study neuroscience.
  • Fake News: What it is, and what you should do about it — by Grant E.
    • Link to the full project website
    • This could be used as a primer for middle school and high school students on this topic. Do your students agree with these definitions and remedies? Disagree? This project has so much that could be explored as a digital citizenship conversation or a political one.

Once again, feel free to share any comments on the work of these students. How can they build on this work in the future? What are the strengths and weaknesses? What ideas can you add to their findings? In addition, feel free to share ideas on how I might better lead these students in their work and research in the future.

Thanks for reading!

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