Below is an excerpt from an article posted today about connected teaching and the National Education Technology Plan. While I may not be a big fan of national standards in teaching it is very interesting that they are recognizing the need for teachers to be connected and become a part of a network to help better educate our students. Click here to read the entire post.
“To me, at least, one of the most interesting phrases used in the new National Educational Technology Plan was this: “…using technology to help build the capacity of educators by enabling a shift to a model of connected teaching.” Obviously, this implies much more than being “connected” in the we-all-have-access sense. As the plan goes on to say, it means that “teams of connected educators replace solo practitioners” and that “connection replaces isolation.””
What do you think being a connected teacher means and how do you accomplish becoming one?