Increased emphasis on technology literacy has major implications for classrooms, including how teachers teach and how students learn.

How teachers teach: For starters, November says teachers need to move away from a less collaborative and more isolating style of teaching (“this is my classroom, and these are my students”) to one where the entire faculty is networked and available 24 hours a day to the entire learning community.

He suggests at a minimum that every teacher should publish the following information on the school’s Web page:

  • Frequently asked questions from parents
  • Goals for every course
  • Examples of students’ work
  • Recommended homework assignments for the entire year
  • Connections to other Web sites that support learning
  • Action research projects
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