Friday, December 4, 2009

Life in Century 2.1

Today I reserved the laptop cart for my students to work on an assignment. Second period, three kids to a table, laptops open, room is silent, because everyone's engrossed in typing their writing piece, and one student looks up. "Wow. It's just like Panera or Starbucks in here," she notes. There are a few nods of agreement, and then everyone goes back to their own screens.


  1. That is hysterical! I feel ancient, having never typed at either a Starbucks or a Panera! I love that the young person both sees (observes) others involved in the craft of writing and appreciates the authentic writing situation in which he or she finds his or your classroom.

  2. Woah, that's kinda ridiculous. I wouldn't compare it to Starbucks, first. And I'm also suprised that they were actually doing work. But, WHWN was pretty awesome, but now most people just play tetris... It might be a problem...

  3. You called it, Red-- they were working on a WHWN assignment.

    And despite the lack of latte, there was definitely a little internet cafe vibe happening. Who knows? Maybe I'll start serving coffee in my English class.