No wonder, we have
now in every school but does that solve the purpose? I doubt to my experience. It is the mindset of the teachers, the educators which needs to be functioned well. The Teacher ought to be a TRAINER/ LEARNER/ ALL ROUNDER, withhis/ her presence in the CYBER SPACE mandatory. No longer having an EMAIL ID and anexpertise of MS OFFICE but more and more…viz….having a WEBSITE, BLOG, WiKi, andmore, apart from being SOCIALLY NETWORKED 24x7.
GONE ARE THE DAYSOF POWERPOINTS.
But at the same time it is indispensably true to keep in mind,however, that computer software cannot teach a child the concepts that he/she is notdevelopmentally ready for. Computers should always be considered as a supplement to other,more concrete learning activities like completing puzzles, building with Lego and blocks,reading books, creating art projects and playing on the playground. It is universally true keepingthe database analysis in view out of the day.Today the child is a SMART viz. Systematic, Meticulous, Active, Realistic and Tactful to involvehimself in the learning process within the classroom only when with the condition that he is givesomething to know what he did not know earlier. And so is the need for the teacher for theteacher today is a 20
Century Learner who needs to coin his expertise towards the 21
Centurylearning requirements. It is at majority of the time that he is told the same things what has beenalready shared with him by their parents/ friends or at the online tutorial option through thevarious search engines, primarily, the GOOGLE. We encapsulate the very nature of learning butwith a little intelligence otherwise they come up to us (probably if not, will with the march of time and tide), I quote, “Sir/ Madam, It is already in the book. Please tell us something new”. Dowe have a reply to them?Various researchers and scholars have defined the need of Quality Education but no one has ever desired the need of “We” the teachers today to be interesting and “Informed” with the march of time or else we would be the only “Un-interested” thing (Identity) in the class, if we are notenriching and of any interest to the children to make them forget their Facebook Walls’ and theSMS which otherwise make their mind fertile of interest.Quality Educator, if he or she needs to be has to have:
At least 200 links on the Internet “About the Teacher”.c.Share websites with the children.d.Explore learning through 24/7 availability.e.Be a Facilitator by walk not only by the talk.f.Activate self and open to LEARNING rather than TEACHING.g.Respect the Knowledge of Students what ever they know already.h.Criticize in PRIVATE and PRAISE in PUBLIC.i.Explore the best the first time Every time.Above all, the requirement is the Networked Teacher has to be:Socially NetworkedMust have Blogs