Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Creative Destruction in Teaching (and the Ongoing Relevance of Teachers) - Don Wettrick, Edutopia

More technological tools exist in education today than at any time in history. We have great apps such as Skype and Google Hangouts for collaboration, literally hundreds of educational games for learning, and YouTube videos and blogs for gaining and sharing knowledge. In my class, students are encouraged to use all of these tools to explore their passions and test their ideas. Using technology, they learn independently and in small groups, very often without my guidance. For some educators, the fearful question is: "Could those apps and tools ever replace teachers?" The answer lies in how we define teaching. Or learning. Or innovation.

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