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Hey Jeff,

>I mean look: yeah, we all need to stay reasonably hip to the current
>zeitgeist and do our best to tap it. But if a student chooses to spend
>vastly more time attending to superficial digital chatter (and there was
>really no suggestion of it being anything else) than academic substance,
>utimately, should that really be my problem?

I think that WAS the point (sort of).  Weren't they saying that so 
long as they are passively sitting in a lecture hall/classroom with a 
teacher using the same old so-yesterday methods, they would rather 
attend to superficial digital chatter?  But get them actively 
involved in their learning, thinking about what they do, what they 
think, what they want and WHAMO, you've got involvement, excitement, 
and a youtube!  At least that's what I took from it.  Hand out the 
laptops, cameras, ipods, and questions and let them have at it.  THEN 
you've got involvement, investment, learning.


Toni Buzzeo, MA, MLIS <>
Maine Library Media Specialist of the Year Emerita
Maine Association of School Libraries Board Member
Buxton, ME 04093
Fire Up with Reading: A Mrs. Skorupski Story, illustrated by Sachiko 
Yoshikawa (Upstart 2007) BRAND NEW! 

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