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NETS Standard 1: Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity (more at ISTE)

Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Teachers:
  1. promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness.
  2. engage students in exploring real-world issues and solving authentic problems using digital tools and resources.
  3. promote student reflection using collaborative tools to reveal and clarify students' conceptual understanding and thinking, planning, and creative processes.
  4. model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students, colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments.
Examples of my work for this standard. How I apply this standard in my teaching.
  • One of the greatest challenges for a teacher is getting their students totally involved in what is being taught. This does not just mean that students are participating in class, but are, in fact, actively thinking about what is being taught and making personal or real-world connections to this information. This is possible in many ways. The first is to bring the students’ outside world into the classroom. This may be as simple as bringing a newspaper into class or showing them a video on the Internet. Or, this could be a field trip to a local recycling plant to see how the actual recycling process works.

    My goal would be to encourage students to be completely involved with their projects, especially those that are collaborative. As an elementary educator, it is important to teach students how to work with each other in groups. This includes planning, creating, and presenting together. With more technology available to students, both in school and at home, it is important to show how students can work on collaborative projects remotely, even with other from another part of the country or world. This would, of course, require lessons on how to appropriately use the technology. It would also be important to allow students to present their finished projects online so that people other than their classmates see their hard work, by posting on a class website or on social media site. All of these aspects would hopefully encourage the involvement of all students, which is crucial to their overall learning of the material.
My favorite resources for this standard.

Created by Joshua B. Frisch - Last Updated: April 2011