A former student shared this film with me, which was created by some of my 9th grade students as part of a project in which they were asked to develop a modern adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. In all the projects I have seen, this is the only one–I think–in which the students nearly got ticketed for not having a filming ... Read More »
Learn more about my work to bridge critical software studies with the teaching of literature.
Check out these classroom artifacts my time teaching English at the NYC Lab School. I am fortunate to have had such creative and talented students all those years.
I've collected all of Arne Duncan's public speeches from the past 5 years and imported them in to an open-source text analysis platform. The result: you can search and analyze the secretary's word usage.
Software-powered technologies are essential for the current reforms, from information systems integration to computerized assessments to online learning.
Explore ways to welcome software as a reader and writer of texts. There are some meanings of literature that can only be made by reading distantly, then closely.
A former student put together this video collage of our process of recording one of the literary rap albums, though I couldn’t tell if it was for our reading of Chaucer or of Shakespeare. In either case, seeing these pictures reminded me of just how phenomenal my students were. Read More »
In 2008, I published an article in English Journal about a classroom project with my 9th grade students in which we studied Canterbury Tales as a form of medieval hip hop. The idea was that Chaucer’s poetic form shared certain formal and social qualities to today’s rap art form: reliance on end rhyme, bawdiness and wit that masks social critique. ... Read More »