Learning on the fly in the 21st century

Overheard at Acton Academy middle school yesterday:

Student #1 to his Running Partner: “I’m going to be in California for the next two weeks, but we’ve got lots of work to do, so we’ll need to be holding each other accountable while I’m gone. How would you like to keep in touch: email, text, Skype, by phone or some other way?”

Running Partner :”Email would work best.  Let me give you my personal email because I check it more often than the school address.  We can Skype too, if we need to discuss something in real time.”

Twelve year olds. Learning while on family vacation.  Affirming and holding each other accountable from 1,500 miles away.

Welcome to the future.

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