Teachers and their roles

October 2, 2009

The blog I chose for this assignment is located at http://markwagner.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!EC59F554225E7160!298.entry.  Mr. Wagner discusses the What are some ways teachers’ roles are changing through technology integration? This was an interesting blog because it discusses a lot of the topics we have taken on in this class to date — and Mr. Wagner gives a succinct list of how the roles of teachers have and will continue to change through technology.  How is this helpful to me?  I don’t have a classroom, so his list puts me in the mindset of a teacher utilizing technology to the benefit of the student.  I also like the list because it is applicable to traditional in-classroom education and on-line education.

Not to be repetitive, but here is the list:

1.) Teachers will become active creators, as well as consumers, of educational content.
2.) Teachers will interact (and solve problems) with global networks of peers with similar (or related) interests. These peers will be a variety of ages and have a variety of ability, experience, and skill levels.
3.) Teachers will interact (and solve problems) with experts in a variety of real-world fields and applications.
4.)  Teachers will become reflective meta-cognitive thinkers (and problem solvers). 
5.) Teachers will show us a thing or two, but need to learn to be graceful about it at the same time. In general, they will need to come to terms with the awesome and unprecedented responsibility they will be burdened with along with these amazing new powers. 
6.)  Teachers will help students acquire the skills, experience, and relationships necessary to become active creators, as well of educational content.
7.)   Teachers will facilitate student interaction (and problem solving) with global networks of peers with similar (or related) interests. These peers will be a variety of ages and have a variety of ability, experience, and skill levels.
8.)  Teachers will facilitate student interaction (and problem solving) with experts in a variety of real-world fields and applications.
9.)   Teachers will help students acquire the skills, experience, and relationships necessary to become reflective meta-cognitive thinkers (and problem solvers). 
10.) Teachers will help students acquire the skills, experience, and relationships necessary in order to come to terms with the awesome and unprecedented responsibility they will be burdened with along with these amazing new powers. 

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