teachers, parents - do you realise that students already think that email is for old people? [they all IM - instant message - each other.]
cds are a thing of the past. only mp3's will do.
the internet is a legitimate environment for kids to connect, form friendships, socialise, collaborate and learn. the world is open to them. when they are online, they are connected - not isolating themselves from the 'real' world. even gaming is a complex interactive social endeavour, for them. they don't play games in rigid isolation - they get together in a virtual world and plan things.
this i why we have to relinquish some control and let them lead the way. we can help them develop, if we listen. have you noticed that when they're online, they are totally engrossed in what they are doing??? pretty powerful learning tool, i reckon.
hasta entonces amigos