The world is changing and there are small signs every day. The number of videos watched is up 45% this year. NASA embraces web2.0 and Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) is looking for water on the moon. It has a Facebook and Twitter account to keep interested people informed. The Pope Benedict XVI and the U.S. Congress have Youtube accounts. The Dalai Lama and the Pope use Twitter.
Teacher face a major challenge embracing a more media-rich and collaborative world. How do we encourage students to pay attention in class when they have social networking resources (AIM, Facebook, etc.) at their fingertips? We need to create engaging lesson plans where idel chat and tagging pictures is less interesting.