I have been teaching Communications Technology for 14 years in Ontario, Canada. I recently completed writing the Senior Communications Technology qualification course for the Queen's University Faculty of Education Continuing Ed. Department and I am an instructor for delivery of the course.
Last year, I took a year off to study my Masters in Media Production at Ryerson University in Toronto. Recently, I completed a documentary on teens and texting. Here's the abstract for the project:
It seems as though teens are becoming conditioned to be "on call" through texting with cell phones. Some youth say they feel social pressure to answer each other's text messages regardless of the time of day, and that's causing problems at home and at school. Teachers are concerned about the impact of interruptions on learning, and school administrators are responding with policies on cell phone-use in schools. But how can the education system guide teens through confronting compulsion if students are conditioned to be "on-call"? Can kids find the self-control to plan time with their cell phones efficiently? Conditioned to Be on Call is a documentary that explores teens' relationships with cell phones.