Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
Using Ning to bring Boo Radley to life
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Last night, PBS’s fantastic Frontline program aired a program all about digital media and the World Wide Web, called Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier. In their own words, the program “presents an in-depth exploration of what it means to be human in a 21st-century digital world.” One area where technology has had a tremendous impact is in the classroom. Above, you can watch a clip of English teacher Jenny Johns explaining how she uses Ning to teach classic literature like To Kill a Mockingbird to her students.

If you’d like to learn more about using Ning and Web 2.0 tools in the classroom, make sure to check out Ning in Education, Classroom 2.0 and the Education Ning Network discovery tool. You can get more info on the Frontline Digital Life program here and find out when it’s airing in your area here.