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Jaime, Bob, Arno, Alan, and Barbara are 8th grade students taking Mr. Jiang's English composition class. Their assignment is to create a web-based magazine containing the best of their semester's essays. Each student takes a lead role in creating the magazine: director, producer, web designer, proofreader/editor, and materials acquisition specialist of licensed images. Each student also contributes their own essays. On their magazine, they attach a Creative Commons license so others can remix and build upon their work. The end product reflects their process—their engagement in a collaborative effort to learn English composition, to work in teams, and to present their combined work in a creative format.

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