Tonight I participated in a Connected Educator’s month through Connectedlearning.tv. The other guests for the chat offered some great insight into how we as teachers can grow trough our connections, but more importantly the conversation moved to the topic of how being connected affects learning in our schools.
I strongly believe that unless we as educators can convert our philosophical discussions into tangible classroom change, we are doing lip service to change. Discussions like this one like this one that discuss “what the connected classroom looks like” are just the start. We have to have meaningful discussions about the validity of the tasks that we put before our students. We have to put the “why” first in what we do.
I hope you find this discussion helpful.