Create a Kindness tree for digital citizenship

Take one, Pin one---a Learning Tree for Digital Citizenship

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Inspired by a walk in my neighborhood, I found kids had written these notes of kindness on the tree. Notes that looked like they were written by kids. A descriptive note said" In a world we live in, we put up these notes as a sign of all those passing by to enjoy the nice things in life."  Sayings like, "Kindess in contagious!" or "This is a reminder: you are amazing!" What if we found trees in our neighborhood or on our school campus and encouraged kids to write down thoughts of kindness but online  #gratitude --they would seek out POSITIVE social media posts, print them out and put them on the tree or put up tips on how to be kind online. Passer-byers would grab a kindness note ---the kids would replenish the tree daily with more positive notes. 

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https://walkingwithpoets.wordpress.com/logan-poems-to-hang-in-a-walled-garden/

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FANTASTIC! the online world can be a negative one and bringing out the positive is such a wonderful thing to bless everyone's life with. This idea is quite wonderful already. Maybe we'll see a forest of these from you one day!

I once saw a tree similar to this, but had a slightly different purpose. It was a tree of good deeds. People would write good deeds and add it to the tree, then take one they liked and committed to doing the good deed they took.

I think adding unique ways to engage people with the trees and inspire personal change and action can go a long way. Just a thought.

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Thanks Greg! I love this : "Maybe we'll see a forest of these from you one day! Would love to see you build on this idea of : "engage people with the trees and inspire personal change and action can go a long way" You should post a "build on" idea about how teachers OR students can engage others in schools to inspire personal change. I take my visual cues from mother nature. If it's hanging from a tree---that means it must be a gift! Would love to see an idea on this. Let me know how I can help with wording or suggesting a variation from my tree idea.

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i just realized how you started the forest... starting with a grove, becoming a wood, becoming a forest. All these tree projects with unique attributes... a forest of them. IT would be interesting to see all schools having a unique tree type unique to their environment... imagine 100, 1000, 10000 schools... each school's tree hanging countless little treelings/seedlings of good things. This would truly be a forest of goodness! Fundamentally, all these trees would network like a digital forest... a forest in the clouds.

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