Friday, June 05, 2009

Not Education as Usual on the Skype Blog

I just wanted to quickly point to this post on the Skype blog about our students interviewing Cory Doctorow via Skype:
The ninth grade students were going through a mock exercise to persuade school board members to add Doctorow's controversial 2008 book, Little Brother, to the reading list . . . So what could be better than to have Doctorow himself speak to the class and explain why ninth graders should be able to able to read his book?
The post also includes some nice quotes from AHS students Ashley and Laura, taken from the story in the School Library Journal. An interview of Anne Smith and me by Howard Wolinsky, Skype's U.S. blogger (via Skype, naturally) is embedded below.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Karl,
    I love what you are doing with Skpe-I think it's critical literacy at it's finest. I recently presented at a conference and referenced your Skpe session with Daniel Pink. Would you share projects you know of at the elementary level?