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    Member chasvanblom's Avatar
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    May 2008

    What's the current High-tech "gadget"?

    I'm returning as a Substitute Teacher, beginning in September.
    What are the NEW HIGH-TECHIE "TOYS" that most kids are expected to bring into the classes where I will teach?
    I want to stay updated with the high-tech trends that migrate across the USA so I can be sure to use the proper lingo in class.

    Thanks for ideas.

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    Member PaulinSanDiego's Avatar
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    Sep 2008
    Kids these days are all into their phones and their iPods. With phones, texting is the big deal. There's also a trend lately for kids to do what's called "sexting," where they send sexually suggestive text and images of themselves to other kids (this is usually between 2 kids who are "going together" or between friends for a laugh.

    And, just texting can be addictive to them. A couple years ago, when my daughter started college, she didn't realize that she didn't have an unlimited texting account and that additional texts beyond 500 a month were charged 10 cents each (incoming and outgoing). She ended up making and receiving over 2000 text messages her first month and ran up a $180 phone bill. That's almost 70 text messages a day, with most of them being completely inane (like "What's up?" "Nothing" "What about U?" etc.).

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