So, what does that mean?
Here are a few questions to consider:
- What is so new about online cultures?
- How do these types of communities change how our students interact not only with each other, but with content?
- What potential problems do we (as teachers) have with attempting to expand our classroom into the students' worlds and communities?
- Should we be putting our content into their arena, or should we attempt to bring them into ours?
Your job is not to answer any of those questions...
Instead, think about how we can reach our students and imbue them with these 21st century skills that are going to be so important for their futures?
Are you a 21st century teacher?