MY HERO's freely accessible website (myhero.com) hosts an array of educational resources and a digital library that enable individuals of all ages to create and share their stories, art, audio, and short films.In 2011, the website was visited by over 10 million unique locations—schools, homes, libraries and community organizations—in 194 countries. Over 275,000 visitors used MY HERO’s Teacher’s Room to access online lesson plans and tutorials.
Visitors to the site can design webpages to honor their heroes in the Create Program; comment in The Guestbook; upload or listen to original poetry, interviews and spoken essays in the Audio Studio; view and submit artwork to The Gallery; watch short inspirational films in The Screening Room; browse through an ever-growing Directory of Heroes; read Spanish content in Mi Heroé; reflect on what heroism is in The Forum; or read current events in The Newsroom. Dynamic features explore themes such as Black History Month, Human Rights Day, Earth Day, and more.
The MY HERO Teacher’s Room gives educators access to resources, tutorials and unique tools to create customized online directories of their students’ work or selected MY HERO content. Educators can use existing standards-aligned, project-based lesson plans or develop their own. MY HERO Learning Circles foster interactive online global exchanges through virtual classroom spaces.