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PoGo: Encouraging Poets on the Go

Project by 
Choon Cheng Cindy Ong, Darri Stephens
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In order to provide an opportunity for more creative expression inside and especially outside of the classroom, PoGo invites children ages 7-12 to choose photographs from everyday life to inspire poetic musings. By providing scaffolding for various poetic forms, PoGo will encourage children to embrace their inner poet or to collaborate on original poems with their peers. Poems can be stored in a journal, shared with friends and family, or published to a network of peers. Through a mixed methods approach, PoGo has proven to appeal to “ages 7-70” (in the words of a thirteen-year-old user).