Changing role of the teacher

October 2, 2009

Logo_FC“The World Is Flat, And That’s How We Roll” posted on Cool Cat Teacher Blog is about students who created a video for the Flat Classroom Conference.  I picked this blog because I recently read “The World Is Flat” by  Thomas Friedman.   It is based on the constructivist principle of a multi-modal learning environment that is student-centered and a level playing field for teacher to student and student to teacher interaction.  Applying this to the classroom, teachers take technology to close the gap between cultures and people — combining learning, technology, and collaboration.  Through this process teachers and students learn to overcome cultural barriers and collaborate with anyone, anywhere, anytime, in any nation.  This is a definite role change for teachers, not only do they have to learn and teach the technology (which is constantly changing), they also have to broaden their minds by interacting with other cultures.

I Googled flat classroom as well and it came back with many projects.  The most comprehensive site I found was — lots of ideas and videos that were pretty inspiring.


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