This is a long read about how technology is changing the way students learn and work. Except that it is not really for the better, the story centers around one kid so obsessed with film making that he thinks that alone will get him into college. Matt Richtel tells the story:

He occasionally sends a text message or checks Facebook, but he is focused in a way he rarely is when doing homework. He says the chief difference is that filmmaking feels applicable to his chosen future, and he hopes colleges, like the University of Southern California or the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, will be so impressed by his portfolio that they will overlook his school performance.

I’m not a parent so I tend to reserve judgment, but come on, really? Who is letting him believe this stuff, where are the reality checks, when did kids take over the decision making process?