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Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation

In a traditional English class, a teacher might assign Herman Melville’s famous novel Moby Dick in small chunks. Students might complete their reading (or not), discuss major themes and perhaps write an essay at the end of the unit. But if a student never gets past the first few pages, the rest of that unit … Continue reading Remixing Melville: Moby Dick Meets the Digital Generation →

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research? Yes, and not always for the better, reports to a study released last week by the Pew Research Center, “How Teens Do Research in the Digital World.” According to a survey of more than 2,000 middle and high school teachers, “research” for today’s students means … Continue reading Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough →

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