New digital literacy: It's the knowing between disciplines that counts

As it turns out, the best way to pass that biology course might be to take it alongside literature.

While describing how a technology-based collaborative approach - and not the textbook-and-teacher method so long favored inside the classroom - might make the best use of the technology that kids routinely use outside the classroom, the essay "At School, Technology Starts to Turn a Corner," makes a second valuable point - that the collaboration encouraged by today's technology will inevitably blur the neat divisions between subject matter.