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VI. Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues

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Following are tips and links to resources for moving yourself along the rubric in the Blueprint for Assessment of Technology Skills for teachers on ISTE National Educational Technology Standard IV.

 

VI. Social, Ethical, Legal, and Human Issues

Teachers understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PreK-12 schools and apply those principles in practice.

 

I scored a 1 and want to improve: 

I scored a 2 and want to improve:

I scored a 3 and want to improve:

I scored a 4 and want to improve:

  • Make yourself known and available in your own building as a resource on the appropriate and ethical use of electronic media.
  • Contribute your own lessons to others via Creative Commns and ask LPS for assistance in sharing them with others. 

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V. Productivity and Professional Practice

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Following are tips and links to resources for moving yourself along the rubric in the Blueprint for Assessment of Technology Skills for teachers on ISTE National Educational Technology Standard IV.

 

V. Productivity and Professional Practice

Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.

 

I scored a 1 and want to improve: 

I scored a 2 and want to improve:

I scored a 3 and want to improve:

  • Put yourself in a position to attend a local or regional technology conference like NETA.

 

I scored a 4 and want to improve:

  • Work to increase visibility as a role model for technology use in your building and district.
  • Put yourself in a position to attend a national technology conference. (NECC, T+L2, FETC)

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IV. Assessment and Evaluation

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Following are tips and links to resources for moving yourself along the rubric in the Blueprint for Assessment of Technology Skills for teachers on ISTE National Educational Technology Standard IV.

 

IV. Assessment and Evaluation

Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. 

 

I scored a 1 and want to improve: 

  • Use a spreadsheet or electronic gradebook to keep students informed of current grade
  • Gather parent email addresses to facilitate rapid feedback about performance.
  • Create classroom goals and assessments that meet the learning needs of your diverse student population.
  • Make a point to increase your own exposure to and knowledge of internet resources so that you can make informed decisions regarding appropriate student use for learning and productivity.

 

I scored a 2 and want to improve:

  • Use a Xerox MFD to quickly scan student work for electronic portfolios.
  • Begin using parent email to communicate reminders and positive performance..
  • Increase frequency and variety of assessment. (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Work to use more authentic assessments of learning, set minimum technological expectations.

I scored a 3 and want to improve:

  • Learn to set up a database to track student work across subjects and over time.
  • Analyze student assessments to increase the efficacy of your instruction.
  • Change the audience of assessments from "yourself" (the teacher) to "the world" via digital sharing. (Movies, recordings, writing, documents.)
  • Use assessments to monitor students over time.

 

I scored a 4 and want to improve:

  • Teach a culture of appropriate peer review (assessment) through moderated electronic commenting on assignments by fellow students.
  • Work to move all assessment to be learner-centered.

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III. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum

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Following are tips and links to resources for moving yourself along the rubric in the Blueprint for Assessment of Technology Skills for teachers on ISTE National Educational Technology Standard III.

 

III. Teaching, Learning, and the Curriculum

Teachers implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.

 

I scored a 1 and want to improve: 

  • Begin including lessons on increasing skills needed for digital learning.

I scored a 2 and want to improve:

I scored a 3 and want to improve:

  • Frequently integrate learning strategies when teaching content.

 

I scored a 4 and want to improve:

  •  Work to be a facilitator, resource and partner for teaching and learning in your classroom.

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II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences

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Following are tips and links to resources for moving yourself along the rubric in the Blueprint for Assessment of Technology Skills for teachers on ISTE National Educational Technology Standard II.

 

II. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences 

Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. 

 

I scored a 1 and want to improve: 

I scored a 2 and want to improve:

  • Evaluate your classroom layout and how it accommodates technology use.
  • Require some of your student work to be completed electronically.
  • Investigate using the LPS subscription to eZedia or PowerMediaPlus to support your existing lessons.

I scored a 3 and want to improve:

  • Investigate strategies for scheduled and regular technology use in your classroom through roles such as "note taker" or "Google Jockey" to enrich the learning process for the entire class.
  • Begin preparing all of your lesson plans electronically and with colleagues world-wide in mind.
  • Learn more about the Creative Commons licensing model and its impact on your classroom.
  • Actively collaborate with other teachers in your building on project based assignments for your classes.

 

I scored a 4 and want to improve:

  • Investigate methods in which the students in your classroom are not completing assignments for a grade, but as the beginning of a dialog with the world outside of your classroom walls.
  • Work to become a facilitator, bringing primary source examples to your students, and bringing your students into meaningful experiences.

 

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I. Technology Operations and Concepts

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Following are tips and links to resources for moving yourself along the rubric in the Blueprint for Assessment of Technology Skills for teachers on ISTE National Educational Technology Standard I.

 

I. Technology Operations and Concepts

Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.

 

I scored a 1 and want to improve: 

  • Reference the Help menu in software you use to learn more about it.
  • Utilize the LPS subscription to AtomicLearning.com.
  • Ask colleagues to show you how they accomplish tasks using the computer.
  • Set your computer to print to the LPS Print Center.

I scored a 2 and want to improve:

  • Give some thought to your electronic data and how it is organized.
  • Ask students how they would accomplish a task using the computer and try it yourself.
  • Use a calendar to schedule regular electronic file backups.

 

I scored a 3 and want to improve:

  • Consider making "how-to" sheets on computer related tasks for your colleagues.
  • Try a computer skill out of your comfort level and be willing to "fail-forward".
  • Share your experiences via comments on education related websites.

 

I scored a 4 and want to improve:

  • Join technical list-serves or subscribe to RSS feeds from technology related sources.
  • Suggest appropriate technology resources to enhance initiatives in your building.
  • Talk to building administrators about how you could promote staff technology use.

 

 

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