Spread the Word to End the Word

I am taking a step away from all of the tech talk for a post to talk about something else important.

If you have been following my Twitter account this past week, you have probably seen my posts about Spread the Word to End the Word week, a campaign created by Special Olympics to educate people about the  derogatory effects of the use of the R-word (retard/retarded).

I had always been aware of this campaign and would sign the pledge each year out of solidarity to my special education teaching counterparts, but only recently have I become involved with the campaign itself.  This year, in my role as a tech integrationist, I was able to work with my district’s wonderfully talented special education department and their amazing students to create the video PSA you see below.  It was so much fun getting to know the students and their teachers better, and I hope you take their message to heart: that there are many words you can use to describe people, but the R-word should never be one of them!

Enjoy 🙂