A Guest Post from Joel Neff
Well thought post Joel. I think the difference in students and you could be the generation gap. Also the younger generation is interested in learning new stuff (potentially giving rise to Shiny object syndrome and high learning curves).
The challenge is setting technical boundaries. You can switch from one tab to another in a click and your flow could be broken, which in a traditional classroom required higher threshold.
Lastly nothing replaces a text book and a flow charts on black board for me.