Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Evolution of Books

This post caught my eye today, Forget E-Books: The Future of the Book Is Far More Interesting.  I posted a link to it along with some questions in another blog I write for teachers beginning to blog in my district.

It brings attention to the changes coming for teachers and librarians.  I asked readers to consider:

How do you envision teaching in a world with no textbooks?  How do you envision your students as consumers of information?
How do you envision your students as producers of information?
What do you envision as the purpose for schools and teachers in 10 years, 20 years?
How might learning to write a blog be considered an essential skill for students to acquire?

How would you answer these questions?  I'd love to hear your comments.

1 comment:

daisiesnlilacs said...

Textbooks, while a valuable resource, are an outdated medium for holding students' interest. The technology available allows for students to be more engaged in the producing end of information, than the traditional role of consumer. It is no secret that you learn more by doing. With that thought in mind, schools need to embrace the technology and move the students into the producer role. This may be accomplished using blogs, wikis, or even podcasts. When the students become the teachers, (producers), the real learning begins.