All attendees will have a handout that shows all the NETS standards for students and teachers.
September 28, 2013
Teacher Centered Learning
A traditional classroom is a teacher
centered learning environment. The
teacher delivers the content through
lectures and students listen and take notes,
students are then assessed on their
memorization of the material.
Student Centered Learning
“This approach requires students to
formulate problems, collect information and
data, organize and manipulate the
information and data, and then formulate
− Morrison, Lowther 2010
Technology Use in our School
In our school we have two computer labs
and two classroom computer carts.
All students have their own District
provided email accounts that also include
access to Google Docs.
All students will be taught how to access
their email and use Google Docs in their
computer class over the next two weeks.
Transforming Our Classrooms
Google Docs will allow our students to:
− Collaborate on projects
− Collect and analyze data in spreadsheets
− Create documents, spreadsheets,
presentations, drawings, polls, and more.
− Share completed projects with
classmates and teachers who can then
comment on the students work.
NETS stands for National Educational
There are NETS standards for Students
You have a NETS handout
NETS - T
NETS-T are teacher standards involving
the use of technology in education.
There are two NETS-T standards we want
our teachers to focus on:
− Design and Develop Digital Age Learning
Experiences and Assessments
− Promote and Model Digital Citizenship
Design and Develop Digital Age Learning
Experiences and Assessments
Design or adapt relevant learning experiences that
incorporate digital tools and resources to promote student
learning and creativity.
Teachers will need to adapt at least one unit to include the
use of students district email accounts and Google Docs.
Teachers should allow students to turn in assignments
through the district email system.
First Quarter Goal: All teachers will include use of a
spreadsheet for data collection and a graph from the
spreadsheet for data analysis in an assignment.
First Quarter Goal Lesson
Language Arts – Students record the number of pages
read each day and determine their weekly average.
Math – For Surface Area unit students could create a
table and graph sowing the relationship between
perimeter and surface area for different shapes.
Science – Upcoming earthquake unit, during lab on wave
speed students need to measure the speed of a wave
through water. All data from student trials could be
entered into the spread sheet
Limited number of school computers
means that teachers will need to sign up to
use a classroom cart, teachers will be
limited to 10 days use/ quarter.
Possible solution – assign as homework
but be sure to have options for students
that do not have internet access at home.
A survey done in computer class
determined that 88% of our students have
internet access at home through wifi or
You must always assume that everything
on the internet is copyrighted.
Educators may use copyrighted materials
to create assignments or presentations
according to Copyright Fair Use
You may not use copyright materials, for
example pictures or drawings you did not
create, on your school web site