Why an English Teacher Introduced Her Class to the World

By Conor Friedersdorf

When high school students submit papers to the Web rather than their instructor does the larger audience inspire them to write more seriously?

Meet Ileana Jimenez.

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She's an English teacher in a progressive New York City high school, a blogger, and a gracious interview subject. I encountered her at the Aspen Ideas Festival, where she agreed to explain why she wants her students to write publicly on the Internet, rather than merely turning in assignments for a lone teacher to evaluate:

Good idea, right?

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/06/why-an-english-teacher-introduced-her-class-to-the-world/259242/