The 21st century classroom must be a place to network, to create, to publish, to share.
The new classroom does not integrate technology into an outdated curriculum, but rather infuses technology into the daily performance of classroom life.
In this new classroom, the teacher is not the sole expert or the only source of information, but rather the teacher is the lead member of a network—guiding and facilitating as students search for answers to questions they have carefully generated.
It is important to note that some students may be quietly sitting in the corner engrossed in an old fashioned text.
Daily and total access to computers allows students to realize that technology is not something they “do” when they go to the lab or when the teacher has checked out the laptop cart, but rather technology is something they can use everyday in class to help themselves learn.
In this new classroom, students will begin to understand that their computer is not simply a novelty to take notes with, but it is their binder, their planner, their dictionary, their journal, their photo album, their music archive, their address book.
tudents will begin to understand that their computer is not simply a novel