This will help instructors to see the overall understanding of Indiana Academic Standards. Based on the results, in week 3, Indiana Academic Standards can be discussed more. The Google form is item 3 on the website.
How did the teacher in the class-prep video characterize “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”? Do you believe that there’s a difference? Would you consider yourself a native or an immigrant?
NCLB is a 2001 act of Congress that supports standards-based education reform. It requires states to set academic standards and to assess basic skills in order to receive federal funding.
Here are some of the main goals ● Performance Goal 1: By SY 2013-14, all students will reach high standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics. ● Performance Goal 2: All limited English proficient students will become proficient in English and reach high academic standards, at a minimum attaining proficiency or better in reading/language arts and mathematics. ● Performance Goal 3: By SY 2005-06, all students will be taught by highly qualified teachers. ● Performance Goal 4: All students will be educated in learning environments that are safe, drug free, and conducive to learning. Performance Goal 5: All students will graduate from high school
We’ve talked about the pressures from students and meeting their interests and translating the information to their digital language. Now, another place you’ll feel pressure from is administration and policy makers. You need to meet these standards. Our school’s success depends on it. Some teachers have fallen to this pressure and simply teach to the test and teaching them how to take tests. This isn’t measuring our effectiveness as teachers and this isn’t the intent or purpose of NCLB. We need to increase our effectiveness and how can we do that? By translating our language to meet those of our students. Technology can help us address these problems – and help our students meet these standards by adjusting our methods to meet individual students’ needs.
Individualized Learning Students learn at their own pace so that they do not have to move onto the next topic without mastering the current topic. Forcing them move onto the next topic will only worsen their academic performance. Customized Learning Students have a variety of choices that can suit their needs and interests.
What is a WebQuest ? How do you make a WebQuest ?
Students have different levels of prior knowledge, understanding, and intellectual capability. With all the talk on NCLB, we need to make sure every single student in your class learns what a standard entails.
States must develop their own accountability systems (largely standardized tests).
Schools must make “adequate yearly progress” in standardized test scores. (Those that don’t are put on a published list of “failing schools,” and parents can transfer their students to another school.)
All teachers must be “highly qualified” (by 2005).
Schools must use “scientifically based” practices and methods.
Students must be “technology-literate” by eighth grade.