I love this interview that Shel Israel did with Howard Rheingold (a favorite author). Partway down the interview, Howard goes into some of what he does for teaching with modern tools. I ripped this part out. Check out what Howard does:
One strategy is to have only the student co-teaching team keep their laptops open while they are helping me lead the class; one member of the team makes notes on the wiki, sketching in top-level headings that the other students will fill in AFTER class, another member of the team identifies words for the lexicon and adds them to the wiki (and again the class, as a whole, fills in the definitions before the next class), and a third member of the team looks up sites online and projects them (I have three screens in my classroom at Stanford).
You can read the whole interview here. I’m grateful to Shel Israel for getting this out of Howard. Nicely done, sir.
Photo credit One Laptop Per Child