Worth Repeating: The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?
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by Reese Jones
Technology is only as good as the people who use it. Same as education is only as good as the people who teach. With rapid digital advances in personal computing and social networking, teachers need to adapt just as quickly to put these developments into good use in the classroom. Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator for the 21st century?
No need to leave the classroom
One of the key characteristics of a 21st century educator is their ability to create opportunities using technology to immerse the classroom environment to the outside world. Voice over IP (VoIP) technology used in corporate video conferencing is readily vailable to teachers today. As simple as hooking up tablets or smartphones to Skype using a 4G LTE connection, educators can engage the class in real-time online lectures with other
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