Because of proposed budget cuts, our seniors graduated about 3 weeks early this year. This means that of the 5 classes I teach, 2 are now completely devoid of students and 1 has only 2 students, both juniors, in it. Final exams for the remaining 2 classes start tomorrow.
The 2 juniors mentioned above took their final exam with the seniors a couple weeks ago so I've had them doing various miscellany--like, for example, "piloting" a new review sheet that I created based on the results of the final exams! But today we were just talking, and one of them said she was going to send a "snapchat".
What's snapchat? I asked.
It's an app. You send a picture, the recipient views it, and then the picture disappears.
What is the only purpose of this app? It's as clear to me as the nose on my face--this app was created so people could send nudie pictures of themselves without having to worry about having the picture forwarded to others! So-called sexting is not unheard of at our school and that's what came to mind.
When I mentioned that to the students, the one replied with horror that she'd never even thought of that! Of course I believe her, but I also believe that I'm not the first to divine that particular use of that phone app.
And in case you're wondering, NO, I haven't downloaded it. :-)