Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Edgar Allan Poe Immortalized through Interactive Site. (EduNet: Internet * Web * Online Content and Services)

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Edgar Allan Poe Immortalized through Interactive Site. (EduNet: Internet * Web * Online Content and Services)

Article excerpt

Maryland Public Television (MPT), a nonprofit, state-licensed public television station, brings one of Baltimore's most famous writers, Edgar Allan Poe, back to life with a media-rich electronic field trip designed for middle and high school students, teachers and Poe fans. The site, Knowing Poe (http://knowingpoe.thinkport.org/default_flash.asp), funded through a grant from the U.S. Education Department's Star Schools Program, lets users explore Poe through more than 10 different interactive activities that examine everything from where he lived to his perfectionist editing to his house and fascination with cryptograms.

Actor John Astin appears as Poe throughout the interactive site, introducing themes and theories of Poe's work. This new educational Web site offers entertaining features, visuals, sounds, video, music, mysteries and learning exercises that let visitors interact with the literature, life and times of one of America's most compelling authors. The site lets users take a virtual tour of early 19th century Baltimore through annotated "then" and "now" maps of the city. Students can also follow one of Poe's short stories from three different points of view and create their own version of "The Bells" with voices, sound effects and music. …

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