Wednesday, September 3, 2008


as the students exited my ENGL 101 class today i noticed something quite peculiar, a noteworthy event for anyone interested in the generation gap that exists within generation X.

the reading assignment for friday's class was posted on the chalkboard, and while 22 students took note of the assigned reading by jotting it down in their notebooks, there was one student who did no such thing. instead, he waited until the majority of the other students had exited. he then casually walked to the front of the classroom and took a picture of the assignment with his cell phone. he commented on my bewildered look saying, "hey, that's what cell phones are for."


  1. you've got to be kidding me!

  2. Interesting. Doesn't seem too strange to me. Honestly (and this may show my age), I can't imagine how hard it must be to teach with the advent of cell phone technologies these days. Cheating on tests, ongoing interruptions, being able to look up things on the Internet quickly, etc.