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Volume 28, Number 2
March/April 2012

Star Apps Lift Learners Through the Clouds


Would political rivals Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas tweet about their series of oratorical face-offs?

They just might.

Today, the commonplace prompt asking classes to write to a leader or historical or literary character is being displaced by online assignments that ask students to inhabit the world they’re studying using social networks anchored in the cloud—aka cyberspace.

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For Further Information

For Further Information

R. Beach and D. O’Brien. Using Apps for Learning With Literacy Across the Curriculum. iBooks, forthcoming.