Most of our high school and middle school students have been out this week on field studies all around Japan. To me, that in itself is already a great concept – I am a firm believer in the value of experiential education (although my own experience taking 40 odd students through Greece and Italy has also shown it to be quite tiring!).
One of our grade ten groups (touring around Hiroshima) has been using their phone cameras and posting their experiences to Posterous and Twitter as they go. Those of us still at school have been able to tag along on their journey, which has been awesome. Getting students to put away their cell phones was a constant battle at my last school, but this experience has shown how effective a tool they can be if used properly.