Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information | MindShift

The following blog from MindShift is a great one for educators to think about, particularly as we move forward in the 1:1 initiative here in DCSD.  Most important in this article is the quote:

But far from devaluing the role of the modern teacher, the new economy of information has freed teachers from their role as “font of knowledge” and allowed them to become chief analyzer, validity coach, research assistant, master differentiator, and creator of a shared learning experience.

Additionally, see my post on flipping the classroom which further drives the point home about the teacher becoming a partner in learning with students rather than the disseminator of information.

Teaching in the New (Abundant) Economy of Information | MindShift.

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