School Superheroes

How do we all become 21st Century educators?future (3)

In the digital world, such as on twitter and in  academic publications and curriculum documentation there is a lot of chatter about  21st century learning.  However,  how do we as educators, who in the end need to have a well informed classroom practice, get to a place where we can  confidently foster a culture of creation in our classrooms whilst empowering our students to  contribute creatively, responsibly and ethically to their learning community?

As is mentioned in the above publication, we as educators need to develop new capacities, deepen our networking abilities, strengthen our ability to use interactive media and embrace technologies of co-operation.

  • We must also challenge institutional hierarchies  and policies and provide exemplars of, and provocations for, innovation.

How to get there?  By participating in this digital space, writing, creating, sharing, discussing, reading…

Play in this place and bring a friend.

I have introduced by Year 8 class to twitter @MLC8S. These students already play in an online collaborative and multi-modal world  but I am sure I have a lot to teach them about digital citizenship. No, doubt I will learn a lot from them too.

Happy learning.

References:

Iftf (2008).  2020 Forecast: Creating the future of learning (nd). Retrieved 29th May 2014, from http://www.iftf.org/uploads/media/IFTF_SR-1165A_RemakingLearningForecast.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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