Best-selling author and educator Jason Ohler addresses how today’s globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.
Chapter 8: Agenda Item 1: Helping Teachers Understand Their Own Ethical Framework
While some may worry about the relevance of teachers in the Digital Age, I don't. More than ever, students need the inspiring, discerning voice of a teacher to help them sort among the options in an often exciting, distracting, and sometimes dangerous infosphere.
However, the role of the teacher is definitely changing. It is cliché at this point, but nonetheless significant, to note that the role of the teacher is shifting from being the primary source of information to being the team facilitator of a group of student researchers. Teachers have preeminence on the team because of their involvement in the content area and, hopefully, their ability ...