A compromise

So we can use our phones?

The lesson is over. Now please take out your electronic devices and do 3 web searches on topics related to what we just discussed. Read some links that seem relevant and interesting. Write a Save the Last Word about what you learned.

You will have:

  1. spent additional time thinking about the topic (time on task – good for memory)
  2. been forced to put the ideas into your own words (playing with ideas in your brain – also good for memory)
  3. acted like a normal lifelong learner, who Googles stuff they want to know about.

Responsible use of technology is about to become one of the most rare and valuable skills.