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Writing Samples[top]

Elements of Literature Web Site (samples)
Holt, Rinehart & Winston Literature Series, 1999

Elements of Literature Master Design Document
(Available on Request) Production Design Document, 1999

The Ethics of Partiality: Andy Warhol Likes Things
Ketharsis Literary Journal, 1995

Youth Culture Online
MIT Course Web Site, 2001

Transmedia Storytelling
MIT Course Web Site, 2001

Location-based Entertainment
MIT Course Web Site, 2001

MIT Course Web Site, 2001

Digital Cinema
MIT Course Web Site, 2001

Interactive Entertainment and Participatory Culture
MIT Course Web Site, 2001

Race in Digital Space
MIT Course Web Site, 2001

Viral Marketing
MIT Course Web Site, 2001


Published Software[top]

Vocabulary Workshop
This seven volume series teaches students strategies and habits for decoding, retaining, and mastering the meaning of unfamiliar words. I designed all content, functionality, user interface, and managed the project.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1998

Elements of Literature
Bringing the online resources of the worlds libraries, museums, radio, television, and new media archives into the classroom is easier said than done. This seven level project integrates compelling and reliable online sources with specific literature and work assignments in the classic Elements of Literature textbook series. I served as Lead Content Designer and Project Manager.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1999

Language Workshop
Gold Medal Winner at the 1997 International CINDY awards, this seven volume CD-ROM series is a complete course in English Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics. With animated instruction, interactive guided practice, scored quizzes, and a classroom management system, Language Workshop has been adopted in California, Texas, Florida, New York, and thousands of schools worldwide. I served as Lead Content Designer and Project Manager.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1996

Writer's Workshop
Students enter their own virtual writing studio complete with reference works, popcorn, and a media room for brainstorming plus video interviews with well-known writers. A bulletin board displays notes from the teacher while the telephone connects to peer reviewers. Narrated instructional sequences, writer's models, and genre-specific prompts lend structure and guidance to a process-based writing method. I served as Development Editor and wrote program documentation.
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1995


Prototypes and Ideas[top]

Software in Progress
Critical Thinking Skills: Character Analysis
A functional prototype designed to help middle school students visualize, and stick with, close readings of characterization. Student observations are juxtaposed to suggest directions for further analysis.
Harvard University, 2001

Neuropsychology informs Universal Design for Learning. This prototype contemplates a tool for people with Alzheimer Disease and their caregivers.
Harvard University, 2001

Space Time Modulator for Children
A prototype in progress. This tool would function like an operating system for children, organizing ideas according to relationships of time and geography.
Paper prototype available on request, 2002

Ideas and Essays in Progress
Knowledge Representation and Collaborative Filtering
Harvard University, 2001

Wild Intelligence Wiki
Experiment in revisable Web, 2002

Since Feeling is First
India, 2000 (unpublished)