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NETS Standard 2: Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments (more at ISTE)

Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS•S. Teachers:
  1. design or adapt relevant learning experiences that incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student learning and creativity.
  2. develop technology-enriched learning environments that enable all students to pursue their individual curiosities and become active participants in setting their own educational goals, managing their own learning, and assessing their own progress.
  3. customize and personalize learning activities to address students' diverse learning styles, working strategies, and abilities using digital tools and resources.
  4. provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards and use resulting data to inform learning and teaching.
Examples of my work for this standard. How I apply this standard in my teaching.
  • In a world where technology is more available than ever before, students now have an opportunity to learn in new and creative ways. As a teacher it is my job to enable my students to engage in activities that can allow them to use the power of technology to learn. My goal is to have as much technology in my classroom as is allowed to me, not just so I have gadgets and toys, but to have tools for teaching. As I have already experienced in my professional careers, technological tools have helped my students who cannot read and write well, proofread and edit their own work. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg.

    I hope to use technology in every class I teach. Whether it is using SMART or Promethean boards, PowerPoint slideshows, Internet-based applications, or iPods/iPads, I plan on integrating some technological tool every day. This will allow me to do two things at once. First, it allows me to teach in a variety of ways so that I can enable multiple learning styles to be used. Students will be able to be more hands-on with their work as they use the technological tools available. Using technology also allows for a more visual teaching style, which, in an age where TV and computers are part of every day life, becomes instrumental. Technology also allows for a more constructivist teaching approach, allowing students to do more problem –based learning. Second, using technology in the classroom will allow me to teach the students how to correctly use technology as a tool. Most students who are exposed to technology may know how to use it on a superficial level, but do not know the power that it holds. My hope is to teach the students the possibilities that they have with technology at their fingertips.
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Created by Joshua B. Frisch - Last Updated: April 2011