Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Google(ing) Facebook(ing) in Class

It happened, i'd heard about it, but it had never actually happened to me. and that's not all.

I'll explain.

Today while giving a lecture on models of Youth Work, a student quoted a Google search to me as an answer from a handheld device (a slide out text/email device like the Lotus). So technology was live and well in the class room, and the students response was well timed and appropriate.

After this we found that students have been talking in class, and in public, on Facebook through Facebook updates. I'd say 1/3 of our students are connected to the web in class through a handheld device. Snap! Are educators getting a move on to be ready for what this will mean for teaching and learning? I doubt it, but neovet wants to go there.

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