I am currently reading a blog that has been written in regards to a Google Blog post that went on thier blog this week, http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-googley-advice-to-students-major-in.html
In the blog that I got the link from http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com/2008/07/google-tells-students-to-major-in.html
In their blog they talk about students working through problems to find a solution, they need to think outside the square and move away from point and click teaching. Students today need to have persistence and willingness to work very hard, this is someting that many of them are lacking. You can have a engaging classroom that is also a challenging classroom.
Engagement in class, how do you provide engagement in class when the students dont want to be there...
There are some projects that they people in thearticle talk about, Flast Classroom project, Horizon Project and Digiteen project. The Digiteen project sounds engaging. The didteen blog is located at http://digiteen.wikispaces.com/
this focuses on the digitial citizenship programme, which sounds like what we are looking at with our new curriculum
The main website is located at http://coe.k-state.edu/digitalcitizenship/index.htm I wish to try and find a location of the book to read. Also the digiteen project sounds like something I might try with my seniors next year to develop a learning outcome with the juniors that could integrate what netsafe have developed as part of their Cybercitizenship Pathway, outlined on the netsafe.org.nz website.
Just an idea that may need some more thought and design