Technology Swap Using the Tools that Engage Your Students
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Technology Standards in Tennessee The Tennessee Department of Education has adopted the National Educational Technology Standards for students, teachers, and administrators.
What are the NETS for Students? These are standards developed by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) that will help students prepare to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of their communities. Demonstrate creativity and innovation Communicate and collaborate Conduct research and use information Think critically, solve problems, and make decisions Use technology effectively and productively
Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Standards
Creativity and Innovation Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology. Students: apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or processes. create original works as a means of personal or group expression. use models and simulations to explore complex systems and issues. identify trends and forecast possibilities.
Communication and Collaboration Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others. Students: interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media. communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats. develop cultural understanding and global awareness by engaging with learners of other cultures. contribute to project teams to produce original works or solve problems.
Research and Information Fluency Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. Students: a. plan strategies to guide inquiry. b. locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. c. evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. d. process data and report results.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students: identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation. plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project. collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions. use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
Digital Citizenship Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior. Students: a. advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology. b. exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity. c. demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning. d. exhibit leadership for digital citizenship.
Technology Operations and Concepts Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations. Students: understand and use technology systems. select and use applications effectively and productively. troubleshoot systems and applications. transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
NETS for Students ProfilesK-2
Tools Story Maker from Seussvillehttp://www.seussville.com/games_hb/storymaker/story_maker.html Story Bird http://storybird.com/ Collaborative Storytelling Certificates http://123certificates.com/ On-line Games and Activities UEN K-2 Interactives Audacity – free multi-track audio editor LameLib
Turkey Stories Tristan
NETS for Students Profiles Grades 3 - 5
Tools Audacity – free multi-track audio editor LameLib Photo Story 3 – free from Microsoft iStory Animoto – Web 2.0
NETS for Students Profiles Grades 6-8
21st Century Technology Teams Research Project – Language Arts (grades 7&8) Novel-Themed Amusement Park Literature Circle – Movie Maker project
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TweenTribune Rubric Read Required Article Title will be given before going to computer lab. Post your comment on the article 10pts-Complete sentences 15pts- Summarize with two facts then they can give their opinion. No more than THREE exclamation points!!! (-10pts if use more than three) Minimum of 30 words 5pts (text in comment box will be red if students have not posted a large enough comment) 30pt assignment ( 30/30 = 100%)
Posting a Comment Scroll to the bottom of the page There you will find the comment box. Type your comment. It requires 25 or 30 words to be valid. Click on “Preview” This will take you to the top of the page again when it loads; scroll back down and you will see your comment. This is when you can check your spelling. After checking your spelling click on “SAVE.” This will save to the teachers “Approval Queue.” Student comments cannot be published by them. The teacher MUST approve them for posting.
Printing Their CommentsWhen logged in on homepage you will see “print comments” under Teacher Links. This will print comments for this class. You have the option to choose how many days worth of posts you wish to see. This will pull posts for each students that has posted within this time for this class Oh! Look at those exclamation points. I may print this off and give them their own work for bell-ringer grammar corrections.
Example of Data
NETS for Students Profiles Grades 9-12
Documentation with Digital Images
Curricular Projects French Project Macbeth Parody- Senior English project
Virtual Field Trips Haynesfield Elementary Schools Bristol City Schools Mr. Laoo – 6th grade
Links to Resources Best Practices for Technology Integration Tech Integration – Best Practices from PBS Best Practices of Web Tool Integration Scoring Guide for Lessons using Technology Resources NETS for Students NETS for Students – profile of accomplishments by grade band suggestion ISTE
Thank You&Remember: Technology is Driving our Future.