digital nation - life on the virtual frontier

Learning How to educate children for the digital age.

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Rough Cut

Friending Boo Radley

English teacher Jenny Johns uses social networking tools to teach classic literature, such as To Kill a Mockingbird.

Do online chatting and social networking count as reading, wonders Mark Bauerlein, a profe...
4:16
Reading More, Learning Less
Rather than defending old-fashioned reading, teachers can enhance it with online experienc...
:49
Defenders of the Book
For Marc Prensky, the author of Don't Bother Me Mom -- I'm Learning, the written wo...
5:31
Do Books Have A Future?
4:01

Interview Highlights

Hey prof, i just txtd u my paper

The Internet allows kids to socialize 24-7, and it shows in their vocabularies.

2:55

Interview Highlights

Moby What?!

Why is Moby Dick blocked by Internet censors at some schools?

4:16

Interview Highlights

Reading More, Learning Less

Do online chatting and social networking count as reading?

:49

Interview Highlights

Defenders of the Book

Rather than defending old-fashioned reading, teachers can enhance it with online experiences.

5:31

Interview Highlights

Do Books Have A Future?

Maybe the written word has begun to surpass its usefulness.

Interviews

turkle Sherry Turkle She’s a psychologist and director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
nass Clifford Nass His Stanford University lab discovered some troubling things about multitaskers' brains.

posted February 2, 2010

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