A conceptual impact of the information age rests with redefining the role of the teacher. If world class lectures and demonstrations can readily be accessed what should classroom time be allocated for? Take the time to read the article linked below.
It’s often said that the presence of Web 2.0 based technologies is forcing the world of education to redefine the role of the teacher. A term thrown around is that of the teacher “shifting from the sage on the stage to the guide by the side.” Others have argued the more accurate term would be “designer of learning”.
Some discussion questions:
1. What predictions do you have for the growing impact technology will have in the world of K-12 education?
2. What are new skills teachers must have to be successful? What is the role of the administrator in making sure these skills are present?
3. What are the potential criticisms of the “reverse instruction model”?