“Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow,” as the famous Scot’s speech goes, classrooms across America will still be teaching the Shakespearian classic “Macbeth.” But technology and social media are shaping how the next generation of students understands the Bard’s great antihero.
As part of Education Week‘s special report on emerging instruction in digital literacy, reporter Benjamin Herold and videographer Cat McGrath visited a high school in Mineola, N.Y., where efforts are underway to use 21st century technology to teach the nearly 500-year-old play to 10th graders. There, they talked with both a teacher who is using the technology and one who prefers to have her students stick with paper and pen by creating journals on their reading. Watch what they have to say:
- Teaching Shakespeare With 21st Century Technology
- Special Report: Learning to Read in a Digital Age
- ‘This Wide and Universal Theatre ... Wherein We Play
- Past Imperfect
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.