The Final Thing

The Final Thing (or Thing 23) is a reflection on the past 10-weeks. One thing I will take away from the blogging and discovering is that if one does not understand and embrace the ‘new’ stuff that is out there, you will be left behind – personally and professionally.

As professional educators our job is to prepare students to innovate, use new technology tools, and empower them to solve their own problems. Spoon feeding is not going to make them successful in the 21st Century By providing tools and opportunities for their creativity to flourish, they will do things we cant even have imagined.

We need to create learning environments that encourage and support failure, and risk taking… and teachers need to do be willing to depart from their tried and true and embrace new ways of working and teaching as well.

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  1. RESA 23Things says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog as you made your journey through 23 Things. Your comments are always thoughtful, reflective, and get to the next level — not just “how does this tool work” but “what implications does using this tool have for my students.”

    Congratulations and well done!! Have a wonderful summer!

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The Final Thing

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