I enjoyed this introductory workshop to Youth Voices and about connected learning. I think this is a great way to engage students and make real-world connections to curriculum. I also think it is a great way to hold students accountable. As a middle school teacher, peer recognition is very important, focusing peer recognition on literacy and academics is a really smart strategy. One problem I foresee using this is the lack of technology available to them. My school does not have a full set of student computers in any classroom. Also, many students do not own a computer.