Friday, October 19, 2007

Classroom Notes Plus (CN+). October 2007.

A quarterly publication of practical ideas on teaching English, Classroom Notes Plus is published by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

What technological tools do our students use, outside of school?
"Each day, many of our students download music, change their cell phone ringtones, order merchandise online, access the Internet for school projects, check e-mail, and IM their friends, all while listening to their mp3 players, shuffle through customized playlists. Many have created their own profiles on MySpace, complete with personal statements about life, photos of best friends, favorite music, and links to interesting websites. Many even have access to digital video recorders, and design, edit, and produce video clips which they upload to YouTube and other sites." P Albers. CN+ (Oct. 07), 1.

How help students use multi-media composition in school?
They create video documentaries. Gives a day-by-day schedule of activities. P Albers. CN+ (Oct. 07), 1-15,

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