The Internet flattens the intellectual geography of the world. It can transport a young girl from Topeka, Kansas, to the Louvre and then connect her to a classroom of students from nearly every continent. In merely two decades, six degrees of separation has evolved to one login and a click. (from Edutopia)
But what does that mean for teachers? What does this especially mean during National Poetry Month?
Enter QuickMuse.com, the brainchild of Ken Gordon. Gordon's original idea, which he says was first sketched out on a paper towel, was to capture the poet's creative process online for the world to see and to add an element of improvisation to the procedure. To accomplish this, he employed a clever piece of technology devised by a Web wizard named Fletcher Moore. Gordon, editor of the Web magazine JBooks.com and a freelance writer for such publications as Salon, the Boston Globe Magazine, and the New York Times, and software programmer Moore say they've come to realize the tremendous capability of the site as an educational tool.
To visit QuickMuse, click here.