I have this really great privilege in popping into a small group of teachers' classrooms at a local secondary school on a regular basis. I'm there to see what goes on when they experiment with various digital technologies with specific classes.
So far, I've been in a senior physics class and learning stuff about radioactive isotopes, a music class that ironically was so quiet you hear the tiniest of noises, a French class and a Spanish class. At least in the last two I can understand what's going on, for those two languages still have vestiges of familiarity from my learning them last century.
Each teacher has approached the learning differently. In the Physics class, the students were to use a simulation about half-life, in music, students had 4 iPad apps to choose from to develop their expertise with, while in French the class messed with Padlet and in Spanish students used GoogleDocs to collaborate on creating a group story using the preterite and imperfect past tenses. Let me tell you what I learned from one of those experiences. As you read, it would be very cool if you thought of ways these examples inspire you to think about how students behave around these digital tools. I'll start with Physics. I might even write more posts about the other classes too, for they raised other interesting ideas to think about.