We are all aware of the growing amount of cyber-bullying committed today. Though sticks and stones used to break our bones, it is now names and words which have a more permanent effect online.
To that end, White Plains High School is going to re-enact Much Ado About Nothing via facebook. Through status updates, pictures, profile pages and videos, students will bring to life the gossip and verbal abuse of the play.
This is a huge leap for the utilization of technology in the classroom. Also, it’s a brave way to make Shakespeare’s text accessible to today’s youth. Most of all, it’s a way to raise awareness about – and hopefully present – bullying.
Bravo White Plains. Check it out: http://mashable.com/2011/04/25/shakespeare-facebook-cyber-bullying/