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Would Thoreau Use a Computer?

Would Thoreau Use a Computer?

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Now Playing>>> Band: The Innocence Mission Track: Green Grass, Red Tree "A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting." What do you think? Does Thoreau Stand a chance in the technological world? Gaetan

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Heather Wolpert-Gawron's picture
Heather Wolpert-Gawron
ELA Teacher, Middle School, Curriculum Coordinator TOSA

I mean, I see him using to plan trips to Yosemite. He'd have access to The Home Depot Garden Club. He could start a ning, moderating others. I think he'd also be one of the first to have seemless video conferencing of classes. Technology and living in the technological world is more about activism, collaboration, and a global community then it is about isolation. It is the forum for philosophers, authors, and theorists seeking their voice and finding audience.

Fun thread. Thanks for starting it!
-Heather WG

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