The chapter "Digital School" in Thompson's book, Smarter Than You Think is all too real for all of us in this class right now. I found myself relating to this chapter in pretty much every different situation that Thompson was talking about. Take the example that he used to bring up that teachers must now teach how to find creditable sources. The students always choose the first few links in a Google search even though they were wildly uncredited. I must say that I am guilty of doing this and am an avid user of Wikipedia which is known to be misguided sometimes.
The chapter starts out with discussing the Khan Academy and how students are improving by this method of teaching. I was impressed by the way Thompson was describing some of the students (they seem to know a lot more about math than I do). These students are improving and learning at a quicker rate because the teacher has implemented technology into the classroom. There seems to be a good balance between live lecture and technology in the classroom.
If you think about it, isn't that exactly what we are doing in this class? Some lecture and tons of work with technology such as InDesign?
(I still think those kids might be smarter than us. But then again, maybe we are just "smarter than you think." -was that too much? I've been told I'm not that good at telling a joke....oh, well)