Standard 11a: Technology – Student Learning. Candidates use technology and technology based resources to facilitate developmentally appropriate student learning.
Supporting Explanation Candidates use technology resources to guide classroom decisions regarding student learning. They integrate instructional technology to facilitate interdisciplinary teaching and learning in their classrooms, to supplement instructional strategies, to design instructional materials, and to enhance hands-on experiences and problem solving activities. Candidates select and use grade-level and content-specific technology resources, including assistive technology, to increase student participation in the total curriculum. They apply technology to analyze assessment data and to target individual student learning needs.
Standard 11b: Technology - Professional growth and productivity. Candidates use technology to enhance their professional growth and productivity.
Supporting Explanation Candidates use technology in their own learning process and to change their current educational practice. They use technology to gather, sort, and analyze information needed for their own research projects and to communicate and collaborate effectively with other professionals. Candidates use tools such as databases and spreadsheets for sorting, compiling, and analyzing data gathered from a variety of sources. They use presentation tools in a networked environment for sharing information in multiple professional formats.
Standard 11c: Technology - Use and management. Candidates effectively use and manage all technology available to them and explore uses of emerging resources. They promote the equitable, ethical and legal use of technology resources.
Supporting Explanation Candidates design effective environments for using and managing technology in the classroom. They are able to perform minor trouble-shooting operations. When planning units of instruction, candidates address software purchasing agreements, copyright laws, issues related to intellectual property, the importance of virus protection, and policies for acceptable use of Internet resources. Candidates seek information from technical manuals and journals as well as on-line resources to learn about emerging technologies and to explore their possible educational applications. They model the legal and ethical use of technology resources.
My Reflection on This Standard: I think that technology is a vital part in the classroom environment to try something new and to keep the kids intrigued in a lesson. I am capable of integrating technology whenever needed to help supplement a topic. I feel very comfortable with different types of software. It is also important for a teacher to constantly be interested in learning new software or strategies related to technology at professional development type events. Also as a teacher who uses technology it is important enough to be fluent in minor troubleshooting issues. The more I have dealt with computers and technology the more comfortable I have become. I am excited to see where the future of technology heads and what I will be able to learn and incorporate in my classroom!
Artifacts Explanation: I have included a video that I used in the 6th grade classroom when teaching on combination probability. This lesson was included in standard 2. This video shows the different combinations that you can create for different outfits by selecting from 3 jackets, 2 pairs or pants, and 3 different shoes. This was a great video to use as a quick set to get the students thinking about probability.
I have also included a lesson plan below that I used in 6th grade. I was very lucky to be in a placement that offered new technology. At Carpenters Middle School, the teachers have access to a mobile netbook lab (mini computers!). I was able to use this lab to teach a lesson on line graphs. Instead of having the students take notes on line graphs and create them on their paper, we were ablle to use technology in the classroom.
I have also created another website. This was for my educational technology class that I took Junior year. This website includes many Web 2.0 tools that I used in the class. With this experience I would feel very confident creating class websites in the future! Click this link to view my technology webpage.