A teacher in the 21st
TIC para la enseñanza de la Lengua Extranjera
Julia Padial Martín
Describe a teacher of the XXI century in a 2.0 classroom
Times have changed and nowadays there no place for a traditional classroom in which
the teacher only uses textbooks and the traditional blackboard. That classroom in which
students were sitting and working individually.
Nowadays, new technologies have changed the world and therefore, there are new ways
Students know more about ICT devices than most of teachers, so, in my opinion, a
teacher in the XXI century should have some competences like these:
He/she should know how to create digital audio.
Should use social bookmarking in order to share
different resources with students.
He/she should use some programs like Hot Potatoes to
make motivating activities for the digital board.
He/she should use blogs and other tools to share
resources with students or other teachers.
He/she should use audiovisual and video content to
He/she should collect suitable resources for learning in
He/she should identify safe online teaching resources for students.
For that, teacher should be constantly up-dating their knowledge about new
technologies and putting them into practice in their classroom, so we can talk about a
Moreover, I think that being a 2.0 teacher is not only use technology in the classroom.
The change should not only consist of changing paper and pencil by the computer, but
on the way in which new tools are used. A 2.0 teacher
technologies and different resources for the teaching-
learning process creating, for example, creative and
A 2.0 classroom must have some basic devices like
a computer with internet connection. With those
simple devices the teacher can access to many
resources and spaces such us videos, the News, or
blogs and wikis of other teachers.
Internet also offers a lot of resources like sounds, videos or pictures to create different
motivating activities for children.
Other device that a 2.0 classroom must have is the smart board and its projector. The
use of this board can be very motivating for children sice it is something new that
ensure their attention.
Finally, the distribution of this 2.0 classroom must allows the work in pairs, in groups
and the communication between students and between the theacher and the students.
The classroom should have several spaces or cornes for different topics interesting for
children. For example, one of them related to books, other related to the season in which
we are, other related to the students’ birthday….
Laptops for the