Sometimes providing the right support for healthy kids means using unconventional means. Over at The Future of Education is Here, the blog of the Knowledgeworks Foundation, Eric Grant celebrates a growing number of programs that use text messages to provide answers to sex education questions.
These programs typically act as a supplement to education students may be receiving in school and demonstrate an innovative way to support kids by talking with them using a medium they're comfortable with. It's a long way from the old papers-in-the-hat method of anonymous health class question time, and less awkward to boot.
Beyond sex ed, this example is also inspiring to educators looking to reach kids in new and unconventional ways, regardless of the subject matter.
How can schools do a better job of meeting kids' needs using new media?