Michael Furdyk, Co-founder and Director of Technology for TakingITGlobal.org, spoke at the ACEL conference today about his own experience of growing up a Gen Y over the past 10 years.
Michael has a wealth of interesting experiences like being able to work on his internet business as part of his school prgram and this led to his entrepeurship and interest in building interactive and social online systems. He was making $50,000-$60,000 per month through internet advertising at the age of 17.
His latest venture is TakingiT Global as site that encourages kids to get involved in global social issues. Its a great example of using the internet as a viral marketing tool to raise issues and get young people involved in the social issues. The internet as a political platform. One collection is the largest student digital art collection. Its worth a visit.
He shared a quote from the Partnerships for 21st century learning that â??Todayâ??s education system faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how the students live and how they learnâ??