(This is a re-post from August 25, 2008. I made it on the school blog but never on the Ponderosa blog. I thought it was worthy of remembering.)
Today at lunch I was talking with some fellow educators about how some of us older people are technology immigrants--we adapted to technology as it became available. (I remember when having a color TV was a big deal). Our students are technology natives they were born into a world filled with technology. They are not afraid to use it and accept it as a way of life. I used this story from my family's blog to illustrate the point, so indulge me while I share a grandma story!
Yesterday while Parker was playing in his Elmo sprinkler, he found a toad.
He picked it up and examined the poor thing and it make a little chirping noise, maybe because it was terrified and maybe because it was being held a little tight, but Parker must have thought it was a cell phone because. . .
He answered it!
No toads were harmed during the photo session that led to this post!