Steven Anderson (@ web20classroom on Twitter) is a District Instructional Technologist/Independent Educational Consultant with the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in Winston-Salem, NC.
We live in an age of personalization.
Yet when many of our students reach the schoolhouse door, it's like the Internet and social media don't exist. We tell students to turn off their cell phones and put away their tablets. You can't learn with those. Facebook for learning? No way. Sending Tweets? That's for celebrities. Trying to do research? Sorry, we block a bunch of websites, so that is going to be tough.