Will Richardson (photo by Emile Wamsteker) is a former New Jersey teacher-turned-tech expert, who maintains that teachers need to be role models for students by immersing themselves in current technologies. This means being “Googleable” and having content worth reading. Here’s what Will says:
If you want to be part of an extended learning network or community, you have to be findable. And you have to participate in some way. The people I learn from on a day-to-day basis are Googleable. They’re findable, they have a presence, they’re participating, they’re transparent. That’s what makes them a part of my learning network. If you’re not out there—if you’re not transparent or findable in that way—I can’t learn with you.
Check out this TEDx talk from 2011: