Thursday, February 11, 2010
In the article "Discussing Little Brother with Cory Doctorow” Karl Fisch explained that Anne Smith and Maura Moritz’s ninth graders are currently finishing reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow. He explained that throughout the reading of this book, the ninth graders have had many guest speakers including Mr. Fisch and many others. As they are completing the book, the students have the chance to skype with the author himself, Cory Doctorow. The students have one hour ,8:25-9:25 A.M, to discuss the book and ask any questions they might have for Cory Doctorow. This is important because skype is a very effective new technology. The fact that students can talk to the author of a book and see him, but neither the class nor the author has to make a trip just to speak or hear the author speak is proof that there are many effective technology improvements. This can help many things in school as proven by this skype session between the ninth graders and Cory Doctorow.