If I asked a teacher a question and they used Google, or tweeted out the question and found the information through a social network, many people would consider that adult “resourceful.” Yet if a student does the same thing, they are considered a cheater.
We learn best after failing. In fact, you should start promoting epic failures in your classroom. Give a round of applause when students fail because now the learning can really begin.
Let’s face it, we’ve been distracted creatures for thousands of years, but it’s time we started managing those distractions and not letting them rule our lives. Do we really need to know when our washing machine is done?