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How Are Students’ Roles Changing in the New Economy of Information?

Lee Fatone

A wonderful post about easy access to information and how it is causing the role of the student to evolve.

"The skills necessary to be a student in today’s information-rich environment are radically different. In an economy of abundant information, connected students neither need to sit still to access information nor slow themselves to the pace of the teacher or their classmates. They are often free to explore and discover — often at their own pace and on topics of their own choosing."

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    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      Definitely wonderful to see how the abundance of information is leading to more collaboration among not only the students but also the teachers. Have you seen what Share My Lesson does? Not sure how I feel about it but I think it's definitely a great way for teachers to work together:

      It would be so cool to see you or any teacher you know apply for our Skype in the Classroom challenge. One teacher could collaborate with Blake Mycoskie from TOMS on how to bring social entrepreneurship into the classroom:

      • Lee Fatone

        Oh, wow! I actually hadn't heard of Share My Lesson. There are lots of great lesson sharing resources online, but this seems so much more intuitive than most, and also adds a collaborative element that is often missing from the standard "lesson lists". I'll have to upload some of my own!

        Unfortunately, because I teach in many schools, I don't have my own classroom (I share with other teachers in the after school art program), so I don't think I could do the Skype in the Classroom Challenge myself. I do, however, know many of teachers who DO have their own classrooms, and I will for sure spread the word to them!