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  • 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.
  • Sp12_Week2_Part2_Mini Lecture&Hands-on Activity

    1. 1. Indiana academic standards
    2. 2. Hands-on activity <ul><li>Indiana Academic Standards </li></ul>
    3. 3. Hands-on Activity: Indiana Academic Standards (15 Minutes) <ul><li>ULA Demo for locating Standards & Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Area Group Work & Individual Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Indiana State Standards website or Learning Connection . </li></ul><ul><li>Find a standard that is relevant to your future teaching preferably with resources with your group members </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss the questions on the Google Form with your group </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the questions on the Google Form and submit it individually </li></ul>
    4. 4. Shift #1: “Digital Natives” From this … … to this?
    5. 5. When Shifts Collide <ul><li>Standards and accountability </li></ul><ul><li>We talked about students (so-called “digital natives”) </li></ul><ul><li>Now, let’s talk about administrators, authorities, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>You are in the middle. </li></ul>
    6. 6. No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
    7. 7. Key elements of NCLB <ul><li>States must develop their own accountability systems (largely standardized tests). </li></ul><ul><li>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.) </li></ul><ul><li>All teachers must be “highly qualified” (by 2005). </li></ul><ul><li>Schools must use “scientifically based” practices and methods. </li></ul><ul><li>Students must be “technology-literate” by eighth grade. </li></ul>
    8. 8. NCLB & Academic Standards <ul><li>Main reasons for academic standards … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To make sure students are learning what they’re supposed to learn at a particular level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To clearly measure student outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ The standards-based education reform, setting high standards and establishing measurable goals will improve students’ outcomes” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Whatever each state decides students will learn, each school must prove that students are learning it.” </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Thus… Technology in Standards-Based Education <ul><li>Administrators, parents and students have expectations about technology use in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Your students need to meet state standards. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important for you to know how to integrate technology into your classroom based on the standards. </li></ul><ul><li>And that’s what w200 is all about! </li></ul>
    10. 10. Solutions… <ul><li>But what about individualized learning and customized learning? How can you meet the standards and your students’ needs? </li></ul><ul><li>Webquests are one solution. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Inquiry Oriented Lessons: Webquest
    12. 12. What is a Webquest? <ul><li>A video created by one of former W200 students on Webquest: </li></ul>
    13. 13. What is a Webquest? <ul><li>In short… Webquest is “an inquiry-oriented lesson for individual learning in which most or all the information that learners work with comes from the web . ” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will give a task to students to work on either individually or as a group. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers will provide information and appropriate resources needed to accomplish that task. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. What a WebQuest is composed of…
    15. 15. Why Webquests? <ul><li>Webquests allow: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>students to learn at their own pace and on their own (but all students learn the same content), </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teachers to be free from the role of presenter, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>teachers to give individual assistance to those in need. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. How do you make a WebQuest? <ul><li>Technology tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Templates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quest Garden </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Zunal.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Website building tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Sites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Weebly </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yola </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pedagogical Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Devising a task through which students will meet the learning goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing appropriate guidelines and resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing self-assessment tools </li></ul></ul>Knowledge of the topic