I found a great article published by Matt Richtell of the NY Times, regarding the use of technology in the HIGH SCHOOL and the distraction and opportunity with the digital screens most students engage in.
In this article and video the school principal and students are interviewed along with parents regarding the social use of mobile phones, the policing of mobile devices on campuses and parents who are trying to bring Technology/KID Life/Balance forward.
Instant gratification of gaining access to games, search, text messages result in Virtual High. There are no limits to speed of learning or feeding the addiction of digital content.
Those schools that are thinking they going to restrict mobile technology are going to fall in a deep crack of being left behind or the students will simply leave to be at schools that GET IT!
As I listen to the host of the video – Matt – going through the “day in the life of a student” its easy to see why young adults are really focused on the mobile interface. This is where their friends hangout – its the new digital hangout. The combination of Facebook and text messages are the tools used by most students today.
You can watch this video at – http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/11/20/technology/1248069313108/fast-times-at-woodside-high.html
This VIDEO is AMAZING you need to watch this.