Mr. Arber (yep, from Lowell) as Poster Child for Education 2.0

My former high school English teacher, Svein Arber, was mentioned in a Facebook blog post on educational use of the platform:

Svein Arber, a high school teacher in San Francisco, Calif., created a Facebook group to connect with his Advanced Placement (AP) literature class. Over the course of the year, students write posts on the group’s discussion board to analyze the narration style in Phillip Roth’s “American Pastoral” and debate whether a character in Albert Camus’ “The Stranger” is fundamentally good or evil. Svein also uses the Events feature to remind students of due dates for assignments. “It’s been very positive,” he said. “I’m able to reach my students where they live.”
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Go Svein! If you’re a Lowell student, or parent one, English classes don’t get much better than Mr. Arber’s AP 83/86.