Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Media in the classroom

We hear complaints all the time from educators, "My students can't write anymore! Texting and that darned Facebook are destroying their writing ability!"

But do the stats really show this to be true? One interesting study suggests students are writing more effectively than ever before - thanks to new media.

As an educator, I plan to harness this enthusiasm for new media platforms, and transfer it to the classroom. A class website, forums and blog will be central to my curriculum, if these tools and methods are deemed appropriate by my district.