Yesterday was a big news day. There will be those who will read about the events in today’s morning paper. But, if you’re connected, you could have followed the events live, as they happened. And, if you were so inclined, you could have commented on them as well. In this day and age, everyone can have a voice.
Read about it: CBC News
Talk about it: Twitter
Scientifically follow it: National Hurricane Centre
Watch it: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Blog it: Roger Pielke Jr.’s Blog
See it: Flickr
And yet, we still debate and discuss the use of these tools in education? With these tools, we can easily engage and contribute to the discussion. Taught appropriately, shouldn’t students be able to learn how to understand and digest all of this for themselves?