[cross-posted at Higher Edison]
You have two choices.
You are 15 or 16 or 17 years old. Summer is just getting started, but already the days are passing too quickly. On the far shore of this beautiful inland sea of unstructured time, someone is waiting in a
September classroom with an assignment: Write an essay describing what you did for summer vacation.
There you'll be, hands poised above…
As a gold-standard certified introvert and digital immigrant, the interactive, public, exposed aspects of Web 2.0 send me squarely out of my comfort zone. And,
happily, they land me right into my zone of proximal development---aka
the squirming-is-good-for-you zone. When I began teaching middle
school, it was a similar…