|NETS-T Word Cloud using Tagul|
National Education Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS)
It is important for every teacher candidate to find ways to integrate technology into the curriculum in a creative manner that supports student learning. As such, I have taken all of the material in my EDUC 422 Technology Tools and hosted it in a virtual space that is easily accessible for all my students. Through a class blog, a discussion or information site published in the Internet, Edmodo, a social learning network for teachers, students, and parents, and Google Sites, a structured wiki and web page creation tool, I am modeling how to design and implement learning experiences to engage students and advance my professional practice. My classroom blog, constructed using Blogger, a free blogging tool from Google, provides weekly/biweekly updates for my students regarding the content of the upcoming classes and serves as a reminder for what needs to be accomplished. Edmodo offers my students a virtual space to access course assignments and interact with peers to share information and ask questions about course content or to gain general information. I used Google Sites to host information and assignment instructions that can be easily accessed by my students in an organized manner. My creative use of these tools to provide a learning experience for my students allows me to model collaborative knowledge construction and ways that they might be able to use technology in a virtual environment to connect and collaborate with their future students and parents. Exposing future teachers to a multitude of emerging technology tools and strategies for integrating them into the curriculum allows me to contribute to the vitality of the teaching profession and ways to improve student learning. (NETS-T I, V)
Tonight we will be creating iMovie Public Service Announcement about CSUSM. As I mentioned in class Monday, I will provide you with the video and music, but you are welcome to bring your own (don't forget your cord if you shoot on your iPhone). I also plan on introducing you to the mind mapping assignment to brainstorm the remaining NETS-T artifacts. If we have time, I would also love to meet with you individually if you have any questions about writing TaskStream narratives. . .
Please bring Headphones. . .we will need them when editing video
Don't forget: As part of your Emerging Technology assignment you will be putting all of your artifacts on your blog (Monday) and you will creating a Symbaloo webmix as a TPE 14 portfolio that you will be embedding in TaskStream. And I'm sure you have plenty of other things to keep you busy this weekend and beyond. . .
Tonight's Question: If you were tasked to change one thing about the current education model what would it be? (think curriculum, instruction, physical space of the school or classroom, etc. . .)